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Digital Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Explore the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum's virtual exhibitions without having to leave home, or take a self-guided driving tour of the community's historical hamlets. 

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Jean-Baptiste Lainé SiteDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site

The Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site was home to a remarkable late-16th-century ancestral Wendat community. Of all the sites in Southern Ontario that have been almost completely excavated, it is considered one of the largest and most complex. Explore and learn about this amazing archaeological site with self-guided tours and a staffed interpretation table.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

99 Reeves Way Blvd. (street parking available on Lost Pond Crescent and Jonas Millway; please be mindful of the No Parking zones)
Stouffville, Ontario
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca
https://townofws.ca/museum

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Jun 03 - Jun 03

Self-guided driving tour: Hamlets of Whitchurch-StouffvilleDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Self-guided driving tour: Hamlets of Whitchurch-Stouffville

This year for Digital Doors Open, take a self-guided driving tour of Whitchurch-Stouffville's historical hamlets and explore all corners of this community – including such often-forgotten places like Lemonville, Bloomington, Ballantrea, Hammett’s Holme, Shrubmount and Wesley Corners, to name a few. Learn about how some of these hamlets got their names, and see some of the heritage buildings that remain standing and in use today. The tour can be found here.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Activities and games

Contact info

Choose your own starting point from the website
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca
https://www.townofws.ca/en/index.aspx

Architecture

Year built: Various

Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Feb 27 - Feb 27

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community CentreDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre

Located in the hamlet of Vandorf, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre has preserved the town's rich heritage since 1971. During Doors Open, join outdoor expert Jonathan Thompson to learn about Indigenous fire-making techniques — including demonstrations on flint and steel, bow drill, two-person bow drill, hand drill and modern techniques. Visitors can also explore the museum's buildings and galleries.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Videos
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca
https://www.townofws.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1860-2011
Building type: Attraction Educational facility Historical landmark Historical house Museum Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Jun 03 - Jun 03