On September 22 and 23, 2018 many of Calgary’s most intriguing and beloved sites participate in Doors Open YYC. During these days, buildings in all quadrants of the city, and even a few beyond the city limits, open their doors – free of charge – to the public and providing special revealing tours and behind-the-scenes experiences. Whether you’re a geek for history, architecture, the environment, art, sports, science or engineering, this is your chance at an insider’s view of Calgary’s vibrant and dynamic cityscape.
Doors Open is a well-established and highly successful international concept that allows people free access to buildings in order to create enthusiasm for heritage and contemporary architecture and increase the appreciation of historic and culturally significant places and spaces.
Saturday Sept 22 - 10-4pm
Tucked away in Calgary’s Beltline neighborhood is the historic Haultain School. Built in 1894 by Child and Wilson when Alberta was not yet a province, it was home to Calgary’s first sandstone two-room schoolhouse. Its first students included children of railway workers, new immigrants and some of Calgary’s wealthier citizens.
Learn about the unique architecture and history of this historic gem, Calgary’s oldest surviving and very first sandstone school with running water.
Hear about how the school changed over the years and about its current tenants, two non-profit organizations, Parks Foundation Calgary and Calgary Heritage Authority.