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Ten landmarks taking part in Sacred Sites Open House

Ten places of worship in Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties will open for the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s ninth annual Sacred Sites Open House Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19.

Inspiring the weekend’s theme, “Medieval to Modern – Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture,” is Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave. Docents will guide visitors from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and provide commentary on the church’s Lombard-Romanesque architecture, terra cotta ornamentation and more than 2,000 Christian symbols.

Other Buffalo sites include St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., 1:45 to 3 p.m. Saturday; Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday; and First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Open will be Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Open in Niagara Falls will be First Baptist Church, 554 Main St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday; and Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls St., noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Participating are St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 E. Center St., Medina, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday; and Cobblestone Universalist Church, 14389 Ridge Road West, Albion, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit

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