Dutton Dunwich Heritage Committee to host a Doors Open One Day Self-Guided Cemetery Tours
Dutton ON – The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Heritage Committee announced today details regarding the community’s upcoming Doors Open event, a One Day Self-Guided Cemetery Tours on October 24, 2021 between the hours of 11am to 4pm. This information is also available on the Digital Doors Open website.
Doors Open is a province wide celebration of community heritage and is designed to create access, awareness and excitement about heritage.
The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is rich in heritage and local stories from the past. This year’s Doors Open will be a self-guided tour of 10 historical cemetery sites that will provide a remarkable opportunity to visit the graves of past community members and learn about historical burial traditions and symbols.
Deputy Mayor and Committee Member Mike Hentz explained that “the event provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore former community members’ resting places and enjoy hidden and historical cemetery sites throughout the municipality”.
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.”
The tour consists of the following cemeteries.
- Black’s Cemetery
- Cowal-McBride Cemetery
- Fairview Cemetery
- Iona Cemetery
- Lumley Cemetery
- McKillop Cemetery
- St. Helen’s Cemetery
- St. Peter’s Cemetery
- St. Stephen’s Cemetery
- Tyrconnell Cemetery
Knowledgeable volunteer greeters will be onsite with brochures, a brief historical overview of the cemetery, and to answer questions.
Start at any site.Tour maps will be available at each location.
Please follow all Public Health COVID 19 Guidelines for outdoor settings.
More information about all 10 sites can be found on the Doors Open Ontario website www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.
Contact: Kate Morreau or Tracey Pillon-Abbs, 519-762-2204 firstname.lastname@example.org