Heritage advocates are encouraging Londoners to spend the weekend exploring their own backyard.
“Doors Open London” and “Culture Days” runs Saturday and Sunday, featuring over 100 events and activities at various locations across the city.
Dhira Ghosh is the Events Coordinator for the London Arts Council and the London Heritage Council.
She said there are some new additions to this year’s free event, which covers a broad range of culture and heritage in the community.
“New this year is the Normal School, which is open for the first time to the public, we’re expecting a lot of people at Normal School, which is in Old South,” she said. “Fanshawe Pioneer Village always has a lot of people there, that’s a very popular site, as well as the Children’s Museum. It’s such a kid-friendly place, people love going there.”
Another new addition to this year’s free festivities is “Trails Open,” which will showcase the area’s natural heritage.
“Every Monday morning [after the event], I always hear, ‘I did not know this was in London, I saw something, I didn’t even know they were here,'” Ghosh said. “You will always discover something that you didn’t know was in your backyard.”
This the 15th year for the event, making London one of the oldest Doors Open communities in Ontario.
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