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Invitation: Doors Open Moncton 2013

September 27, 2013

MONCTON — The Moncton Heritage Preservation Review Board and Resurgo Place (home of the Moncton Museum and the Transportation Discovery Centre) invite the public to celebrate our city’s rich history, architecture and diversity during the sixth edition of Doors Open Moncton on Saturday, October 5, 2013. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., several of Moncton’s most interesting buildings will open their doors to the public free of charge.

This year we are happy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Highfield Street Pumping Station.  Cake and refreshments will be served at 12 p.m. to highlight this anniversary.

Also, historical vignettes will be presented by the Capitol School of Performing Arts at the Elmwood Cemetery. 

A city’s growth and evolution is revealed by visual representations of the past. Buildings, like sculptures or paintings, are these visual representations and are material witnesses to the passage of time and have much insight to offer on social and economic trends. Doors Open is an extraordinary historical and architectural adventure where visitors can explore some of the buildings that constitute Moncton’s architectural landscape. This unique event gives inquisitive visitors a behind the scenes look at some of the city’s most remarkable constructions.

This year’s locations can be visited in any order:
• Free Meeting House, corner of Mountain Road and Steadman Street (Date of construction: 1821)
• Dominion Public Building,  1081 Main Street (Date of construction: 1934-1936 )
• Elmwood Cemetery,  200 Elmwood Drive (Date of construction: 1856 )
• Highfield Street Pumping Station, 5 Thanet Street (Date of construction: 1913)
• Times Building, 18 Botsford Street (Date of construction: 1902)
• C.L. Jones Residence, 3 Cross Street (Date of construction: 1878)

The public is invited to attend the opening remarks to signal the launch of the event at the Free Meeting House, corner of Mountain Road and Steadman Street at 10 a.m.

Join us for an exciting day and a chance to win great prizes!

For more information, please contact Resurgo Place at 506-856-4383 or visit www.moncton.ca/heritage.

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Media Contact:

Joanne Duguay
Heritage Development Officer – Community Relations
Resurgo Place
City of Moncton