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City Invites Residents to Explore Heritage Sites at Doors Open 2012

August 23, 2012 – The City of Thunder Bay Archives, along with the Heritage Advisory Committee, will be holding another Doors Open event on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 am to 4 pm, free of charge.

There will be 13 historically and architecturally significant sites that will open their doors to the public and offer citizens the opportunity to explore community, culture and heritage through a variety of self-guided walking tours, guided historical tours, exhibits, photos, and stories illuminating some of the architectural and historical features of our City's past.

Participating sites include Hillcrest High School, Finlandia Association/Finnish Labour Temple, James Whalen Tug, Bishop’s Residence, Brodie Resource Library, TBT Engineering/Paterson Building, Windrose, St. John’s Anglican Church, Lakehead University/Port Arthur Collegiate Institute (PACI), Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites, the Thunder Bay Museum, Neebing-McIntyre Floodway Interpretive Trail, and the new Superior North EMS Headquarters.

Historical information regarding the individual heritages sites of Thunder Bay will be available at each site and online.

For more information visit

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Contact: Lee-Ann Chevrette, Heritage Researcher, 625-3197