15  Houses of Worship in Binghamton and Johnson City will welcome visitors with an open house this Sunday, May 19th.  The event is free and open to the public.

Organized by the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier and in conjunction with a state-wide Sacred Sites Open House Weekend area churches are opening their doors to welcome visitors during the middle part of the day on Sunday.  The open house will enable visitors to experience the beauty and heritage of many of these churches and worship locations.

Speaking on WNBF First News with Roger Neel this morning Sacred Sites of the Southern Tier Committee Chairperson Ron Borgna said the organization does a number of area events showcasing places of historic, architectural and cultural significance.  Sunday's open house features  landmarks that are 100 years old or older.  The structures are beautiful from the outside but often even more beautiful inside.

Many of the churches open to visitors on Sunday are on Clinton Street, Downtown Binghamton, Binghamton's West-Side and throughout Johnson City.  Some are within walking distance of each other.  The pastny.org website has a complete list with locations and hours for each partcipating house of worship.