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Doors Open Kingston

Doors Open Returns to Kingston!

September 26th 2020, 10am-4pm

Explore, Discover, Encounter – the hidden spaces, places and stories of Kingston

 

The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) is pleased to announce the return of Doors Open to Kingston in 2020. KAM is honoured to coordinate this Ontario Heritage Trust program on behalf of the City of Kingston.  

Every year, the Ontario Heritage Trust works with communities across the province to open the doors, gates, and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so that resident and visitors can  explore the stories inside. As part of this provincial initiative, Doors Open Kingston seeks to make accessible places, spaces and narratives that are otherwise inaccessible, hidden or unknown.  Each year the Doors Open Ontario sets an annual theme for the province-wide event.  This year’s theme is ENVIRONMENT.

“KAM is extremely pleased and excited to work with the City of Kingston to bring about the return of Doors Open to our community.  Kingston has such a vibrant and diverse cultural heritage scene that it is hard to imagine Doors Open without Kingston, or Kingston without Doors Open,” explains Jamie McKenzie-Naish, Managing Director of KAM.

“In Kingston there are so many sites that spark wonder and curiosity. Initiatives like Doors Open invite all of us to explore our city and to learn more about the spaces and sites that are the backdrops to our lives every day,” says Jennifer Campbell, Manager, Cultural Heritage at City of Kingston.

Doors Open Kingston will take place on Saturday  September 26th 2020, 10am-4pm.  This year’s event includes local participating sites, as well as a community exhibition, entitled: Doors of Future Past: Kingston’s Changing Environment, located in the Gather Space at the Central Branch of the Kingston Public Library, at 131 Johnson Street. 

Entry to all Doors Open Kingston locations are free to the public. 

 

Please Stay tuned for further updates!

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