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. Visitors can explore the stories inside Doors Open Penetanguishene, which is organized by volunteers from the Penetanguishene Heritage Committee.

This year, 11 municipalities in Simcoe County are participating and opening historically and architecturally significant sites. Every location tells part of the story of settlement and development of the communities in which they are found. Doors Open Simcoe County is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Participating sites at Penetanguishene include St. Ann’s Jesuit Memorial Church, 28 Robert Street West; Beck Monument First Presbyterian Cemetery, 79 Church Street; and the Centennial Museum and Archives, 13 Burke Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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