“Program Planning for Doors Open Huron County is ongoing 

Please check back on a regular basis for updates on all of the

events taking place on the weekend of September 12-14, 2014

 

 ALL WEEKEND – NEW DOORS OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST!!!

Click here for Doors Open Photography Contest information

 

Friday September 12

7pm Bayfield          

Ghosts, Murder, Mayhem on the Heritage Trail by Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (Heritage Walk)

Meeting Place: Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield

Follow the footsteps of the pioneers around the historic village, with local historian, Dave Gillians. Meander along Bayfield’s tree lined  Main Street until you reach the breathtaking Lake Huron lookout at Pioneer Park. Descend the stairs  and take an evening walk along the shoreline as Dave tells you stories of harbour history. This is a level 1 hike for a leisurely pace. Approximately 90 minutes in length

 

Saturday, September 13

10am Doors Open at most sites!  Check Sites page to confirm.

 

10:30am GODERICH

“Round the Town” with David Yates (Bus Tour)

Start Location: Tour begins and ends in Lion’s Harbour Park, 168 West Street, Goderich

 Join local historian David Yates on an episodic bus tour of nearly 200 years of the Town of Goderich’s history with brief stops at Harbour Park, Gaol, Maitland Cemetery, Courthouse and back to Harbour Park. Space is limited – first come, first served basis 

 

 

12:00-2:00pm GODERICH

“Kaliedoscope of Colours: Stained Glass Windows” with Roger Chapman

Start Location: St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 156 North St, Goderich

Join stained glass restorer Roger Chapman of Sunrise Stained Glass (www.sunrisestainedglass.com) and learn about the styles and techniques in creating stained glass windows. No set start time, drop in anytime during the 2 hour period.

 

 

1:00pm GODERICH, Huron County Museum, 110 North Street

Speaker Series: Jim Rutledge

Highlighting research from his books The Heroes of Huron and  The Men of Huron, Rutledge will remember and recognize the contributions of the men of Huron County during the World Wars.

 

2:00pm GODERICH

A Community Miracle in the Making by Maitland Trail Association (Hike)

Location: Maitland Cemetery ( East edge of Goderich on Highway #8.  Follow the blue surveyor tape  to the meeting place)

On Sunday, August 21, 2011, the wooded area behind Goderich’s Maitland Cemetery was devastated by the tornado that struck the area.  Join us for a hike to discover what happens when families, groups and even far off communities join together to turn a disaster area into  a place of renewal and hope. Level 2 trail (wood chip trail and a hill) but at a leisurely pace. Approximately 90 minutes in length. Please pre-register by contacting the Hike Leader, Wendy Hoernig at 519-524-6976.  Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2:00 PM

 

2:00-4:00pm GODERICH

“Kaliedoscope of Colours: Stained Glass Windows” with Roger Chapman

Location: St. George’s Anglican Church, 87 North St, Goderich

Join stained glass restorer Roger Chapman of Sunrise Stained Glass (www.sunrisestainedglass.com) and learn about the styles and techniques in creating stained glass windows. No set start time, drop in anytime during the 2 hour period.

 

3:00pm GODERICH, Huron County Museum, 110 North St 

Speaker Series: Brock Vodden

Past Tense and Future Perfect – Not About Grammar: How local history – stories and images – can enrich the present community and families, and sometimes set a new direction for the future.

 

4:00pm Doors Open Sites Close for the day.  Most locations re-open 10am Sunday.  Check Sites page to confirm opening times.

 

Sunday, September 14

10am Doors Open at most sites across the county!  Check Sites page to confirm opening times.

 

10:30am BRUSSELS

Architectural Tour of Brussels with John Rutledge

Start Location:  Meet in front of Brussels Library, 402 Turnberry Street, Brussels

Join local architect John Rutledge on a 90 minute leisurely walk through Brussels and learn about the different architectural styles and features  found in this lovely riverside village.  

 

1:00pm GODERICH, Huron County Museum, 110 North Street

Speaker Series: Paul Carroll

“Oh, the stories they could tell!”  – A look at some historic & waterfront Goderich notables, and what they might have had to say…from the perspective of a lifetime native, educator, artist, author and marine historian.

 

2:30pm WINGHAM

Tales from the Trail with Phil Beard and Jodi Jerome

Start Location: Maitland River Elementary School, 250 John Street East, Wingham

Take a guided walk and hear stories  of Wingham’s past, present and future while visiting over 20 historic places, buildings and industries . Pre-registration required by contacting Phil Beard at: thebeardfamily@gmail.com

 

3:00pm GODERICH, Huron County Museum, 110 North St

Speaker Series: Fiona Sinead Cox

 

Sinead will be speaking about the pioneer narrative in rural community museums – stories that trace the struggles of early settlers to the material wealth of their descendants, from the simple log shanty to the Victorian farmhouse.  

 

4pm Doors Open Sites Close for 2014 – see you in 2016!