The 11th annual Doors Open Niagara celebration will take place Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th at sites on both sides of the border. The binational event began as part of the Ontario Heritage Foundation’s Doors Open Ontario in 2002. The theme for 2013 is 20th Century Neighborhoods of Niagara and focuses on buildings erected in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Among the Buffalo-area sites participating in Doors Open Niagara are:
· Asa Ransom House, 10529 Main St. in Clarence – Visitors can tour the inn, view the ruins of the first gristmill in Erie County (1803) and enjoy the gardens Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Peace Garden, 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo – view the Lord & Burnham-designed conservatory, which opened in 1900, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday enjoy free admission; regular admission prices on Friday and Saturday.
· Clarence Historical Museum, 10465 Main St. In Clarence – showcases religious, agricultural military and technological history of Clarence, including exhibits on Wilson Greatbatch, an 1820s log cabin and a Buffalo truck manufactured in Clarence on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· Hull Family Home and Farmstead and Peace Garden, 5976 Genesee St. in Lancaster – the Hull House is believed to be the oldest intact residence in Erie County and is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Find a complete list of venues on both sides of the border at www.doorsopenniagara.com.
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