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Doors Open Hills of Headwaters

  • Sat Aug 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sun Aug 18, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Alton Mill Arts Centre

Doors Open gives you access to significant buildings across the region. Drop in, say hello, and take a tour to learn about the Alton Mill's fascinating history and current artistic and cultural life.

Guelph-based stoneworker Doug E. Bell will offer a 45-minute tour of the mill to point out traditional stone masonry, architectural features and elements, concluding with a hands-on opportunity for participants to use traditional stone masonry tools. Doug’s tours will run both days at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Donation appreciated for Doug's time.

Self-guided tours will take place all weekend from 10am-3pm.

Check out the open studios of Alton Mill artists displaying their work and offering demonstrations. Try your hands at Andrea Bird's "Give it a Whirl" encaustic painting session in the Hive (studio 201) or join writer Anthony Carnovale, who will help you unlock your story through fun and creative activities (studio 203).

For full details on the self guided heritage tours of the Mill print off a copy of our handy PDF guide to the Mill.