Exploring sacred sites

By Alicia Nieves

May 18, 2014 Updated May 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) 25 local churches opened their doors to give tours of the unique architecture and history of the buildings.

The New York Landmark Conservancy sponsored the statewide 'Sacred Sites Open House' that took place Sunday afternoon.

The Landmark Conservancy set a theme of how immigration and migration has shaped New York's sacred sites.

Each church that participated took visitors around their chapel to explain architecture and unique features of the church.

Some of the more popular features included the alters and stained glass windows.

"People are interested in what the style the alter is," said Bruce Bozdos of the Church of Holy Trinity.

Many stained glass windows display the story of Jesus Christ's life, but a few have iconic saints instead.

Other churches have unique acoustics or instruments, like the Skinner Organ at Holy Trinity in Binghamton.

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