Explore the history of communications with Doors Open Kawartha Lakes on September 8

Kawartha Lakes - On September 8 2019, Doors Open Kawartha Lakes returns with ten brand new sites along with returning favourites to celebrate the importance of communications in our lives. 

From 10am to 4pm, you can visit 14 sites across the municipality and explore the history and current tools businesses across Kawartha Lakes use to communicate.

Participating locations include:

91.9 BOB FM

Alex Paton’s Telegraphy School

Blewett Printing

Fenelon Falls Generating Station

Fenelon Station Gallery

Kinmount Railway Station and Museum

Lindsay Daily Post

Lock 32

Lock 34

Manila Church Guest House and B&B

Manila Library

Maryboro Lodge – The Fenelon Museum

North Valentia Schoolhouse

Rotary Trail Telegraph Poles

Communications has evolved over the years and this event allows residents and visitors to witness the history of its development. From reading and writing in a one-room schoolhouse, to sending telegrams over the wire, to looking at the printed word that travelled over rail and water, our forebears laid a path for communication that we still use today.

The event is free and open to all. For more information, visit their website or contact the Doors Open Ontario Committee at 705-324-3404.