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MEDIA RELEASE - Dutton Dunwich Heritate Committee Hosts Doors Open Event

For Immediate Release:  Dutton Dunwich Heritage Committee to host a Doors Open Event

A celebration of 10 local buildings and historic sites will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 10am to 4 pm in the community of Dutton Dunwich.

Doors Open is a province wide celebration of community heritage and is designed to create access, awareness and excitement about heritage.

Deputy Mayor and Committee Member Mike Hentz explained that “the event provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy hidden and interesting places and spaces”. 

The 10 sites involved will showcase the important and interesting architectural, historical or anecdotal information about them that would be of interest to the public.

Mayor Bob Purcell stated “everyone is welcome to tour and learn more about these local sites. There is a lot to be proud of in Dutton Dunwich and this is an excellent opportunity to explore”.

Sites included the following; Lucas House, Backus-Page House Museum, Iona Store, Iona Hall, Crinan Community Hall and School, St. Peter’s Church and Cemetery, St. Stephen’s Church and Cemetery, Duff Church Largie, Memorial Hall and Sifton Homestead

Start at any site. Tour maps will be available at each location.


Volunteers to act as site captains, tour guides, sweeps, greeters, counters, researchers and more are also needed. 


Contact: Kate Morreau or Tracey Pillon-Abbs, 519-762-2204 planning@duttondunwich.on.ca


More information about all 10 sites can be found on the Doors Open Ontario website.


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