Doors Open on Georgian Bay

By Penny Caldwell »Penny Caldwell

Take a peek inside some historical places

May 24th, 2012

Georgian Bay

Photo by Mike King

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Guest post by Blair Eveleigh, senior associate editor

If you’ve ever taken part in a Doors Open event, you’ll know the thrill of being somewhere you’ve never been before. Public institutions and private homes put out the welcome mat every year for complete strangers to come in and nose around. It feels like you’re trespassing and getting away with it. And it’s a lot of fun.

This year, the Georgian Bay Land Trust and the Township of Georgian Bay have joined the program of Doors Open Ontario. If you’re around the Port Severn and Honey Harbour area on June 16, you could take a peek inside 15 significant places, some of them heritage structures dating back to the late 1800s. And it’s all free, though you may want to go early, since line-ups are common with Doors Open events. Each place will showcase a different artist who lives in Georgian Bay or celebrates the area in his or her work. Finish the day off with the reception featuring music, refreshments, and a silent auction. Also, an original print by A.J. Casson (Early Morning Smoke Lake) will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to support the GBLT, the Honey Harbour Historical Society, and the Georgian Bay Township Historical Society.

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