On June 21, Centre Wellington residents and visitors once again had the opportunity to participate and explore the many “doors opened” at our annual celebration of heritage, architecture, and culture.
This event, which is now in its seventh year running, has shown great success, and the favourable temperatures brought many visitors from out of town.
Doors Open Fergus-Elora featured 17 sites on the local tour for visitors to check out. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitor surveys shows that our community has so much to offer with this type of one-day event.
With over 2,000 visitors exploring all of the sites, the Elora Mill Inn and plans for their upcoming redevelopment proved popular, as did the opportunity to learn about the history of the Elora Drill Shed. Not only were there 17 sites on display, but downtown Fergus and Elora were abuzz with excited visitors hopping from one site to the next.
Congratulations to David and Rosemarie Pearson from London who won the draw out of hundreds of entries for a fabulous dining gift certificate for the Brew House on the Grand and B. Lockett from Mississauga who won a gift certificate from Cedar Spring Nursery in Elora. Both of these entrants had their passport stamped by at least five sites during the day which made them eligible for the draw.
A joint undertaking of Heritage Centre Wellington, Wellington County Museum and Archives and Elora Fergus Tourism, Doors Open Fergus-Elora is also a part of Doors Open Ontario, an Ontario Heritage Trust Foundation province wide initiative to celebrate community heritage.
Thank you to all those wonderful volunteers who put so much energy and time into making this event a great success.