Volunteers organizing this year’s Doors Open Hamilton – Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6 – were operating a booth at the new Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre. I dropped by last Friday night during the James Street North Art Crawl and picked up a copy the 2012 Doors Open Guide Book.
It’s great to see that over 50 local landmark buildings will be opening their doors to the public for FREE. Reading more closely, I see that 20 plus of these sites are located in downtown Hamilton and adjacent neighbourhoods – evidence of the ongoing significance of our central city.
Sample downtown Hamilton sites include the Lister Building, MacNab Presbyterian Church, Studios at Hotel Hamilton, the Hamilton Port Authority, and the old Customs House (Workers Arts and Heritage Centre).
Doors Open Hamilton seeks to celebrate, educate and inform citizens and visitors of the importance of the architectural, cultural and historical sites in Hamilton by allowing people free access to buildings that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Open Doors Hamilton and be sure to participate.
Post by Richard W. Allen