Since Sept. 11, 2001, officials on both sides of the US-Canadian border have tightened security in towns like Derby Line, Vt. and Stanstead, Que. However according to this article in the Huffington Post there’s one public place where people from both Derby Line and Stanstead can enter the others country without any trouble: the Haskell Free Library and Opera House.

First opened in the early 1900’s, the Queen Anne Revival-style building was donated to both communities and remains, as local theatre director Lynn Leimer notes, “a really special place that resonates on both sides of the border…”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)