2018 “Doors Open Kingston” Honours Great Canadian Women

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Get a look behind-the-doors at some of Kingston’s most interesting places for free when Doors Open Kingston returns on Saturday, June 16.

Recreation programs assistant supervisor, Sue Hitchcock, says the City is very excited about the theme of this year’s event: celebrating Great Canadian Women, adding that participants “will be able to learn more about the incredible women who have and continue to shape this city’s history and culture”.

One of the twenty-three Doors Open Kingston venues described in a release is the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University.

Etherington nurtured the arts in Kingston throughout her lifetime and it was her dying wish that her home be transformed into a community art gallery under Queen’s University. Following her death in 1954, the centre opened three years later under founding director and artist, André Bielér.  Learn more about Agnes Etherington in the video below.


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Doors Open Kingston venues will be open from 10am to 4pm on June 16. Map will be available at participating locations or can be downloaded at doorsopenontario.on.ca/kingston.

‘Doors Open Kingston’ venues include:

• Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave.)
• Canada’s Penitentiary Museum (555 King St. W.)
• Frontenac County Schools Museum (414 Regent St.)
• Greek Orthodox Church (121 Johnson St.)

• Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Cataraqui (24 Navy Way)
• Innovate Kingston (623 King St. W.)
• Kingston Area Recycling Centre (196 Lappan’s Lane)
• Kingston City Hall (216 Ontario St.)

• Kingston Police Headquarters (705 Division St.)
• Kingston Theatre Organ Society (89 Kirkpatrick St.)
• Kingston Yacht Club (1 Maitland St.)
• Military Communications & Electronics Museum (95 Craftsman Blvd.)

• Museum of Health Care (32 George St.)
• Old House Museum (5 Leader St., Wolfe Island)
• Pump House – History in Motion (23 Ontario St.)
• Queen’s Solar Education Centre (244 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.)

• Rogers K-Rock Centre (1 The Tragically Hip Way)
• Royal Military College of Canada (15 & 17 Valour Dr.)
• South Frontenac Museum (5595 Road 38, Hartington)
• St. George’s Cathedral (270 King St. E.)

• St. Mark’s Anglican Church (268 Main St., Barriefield)
• Sydenham Street United Church (82 Sydenham St.)
• W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections (93 University Ave.)


Photo: video screencap