Visiting Us

Natasha Wiatr - Museum Curator

September to April:
Thursday to Saturday

from 10:00am to 5:00pm

May to August:
Tuesday to Saturday

from 10:00am to 5:00pm


Contact Us:

107 Lansdowne St. East
P.O. Box 100
Callander, Ontario
P0H 1H0

Phone: 705-752-2282
Fax: 705-752-3116


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About the Museum

We are hiring!

The Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery is seeking to fill the position of Museum Assistant Curator Internship, responsible for assisting the Curator in the operation of the Museum and Art Gallery, to assist with developing heritage/cultural educational programming, and to assist with the cataloguing of new and existing donations to the artifact collection. This is a full time, one year contract position with potential for a permanent position and is made possible by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).


Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs and have graduated within the last three years. A certificate in Museum Studies is considered an asset.  Further, this position must provide the candidate with first full time employment in their field of study.


A full job description for this position, as well as further information with respect to the Museum is available by clicking this link. The Municipality offers a competitive salary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Qualified Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume specifying how they meet the requirements of the position marked “Confidential” on or before Wednesday August 16th, 2023 to:

                         Natasha Wiatr, Curator

                         Municipality of Callander

                         280 Main Street North, P.O. Box 100

                         Callander, ON P0H 1H0


Anticipated start date: September 8th, 2023
Working hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 -5 :00pm

The Municipality of Callander is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.  Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidently.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this position only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Adults - $5.50
Seniors (60+)- $5.00

Students (13-18) - $5.00
Family (2 adults and 1 dependent) - $15.00
Group Rates (15 people or more) - $3.50      


Mission Statement

The Callander Bay Heritage Museum (CBHM) is a non-profit institution, exempt from federal and provincial income tax, existing on a permanent and regular basis. It has been established to tell the cultural and natural heritage of the settlement and development of the Municipality of Callander (previously known as the Township of North Himsworth until 2003), and the immediate area from 1875. The CBHM shall be concerned in the efforts to continue the gathering of current archival information for its future generations. The Culture and Heritage Group will ensure the governing body (being the Corp. of the Municipality of Callander) and the community that it shall;

  • Collect, and continue to enrich the collection. It will ensure that the majority of artifacts be the property of the CBHM. It shall safeguard and hold the collection and archival material in trust on behalf of society.
  • Ensure the conservation and maintenance of its collection using the standard methods set out by the Ministry of Culture and practices of the Canadian Conservation Institute.
  • Exhibits will be selected to help people understand, study, enjoy, and experience the past. Exhibitions shall be displayed without any limitation arising from the nature of the governing body or its territorial character.
  • Analyze, interpret and relate its collection to reflect diverse views, yet allows for the sensitivity of the populace.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of its collection by supporting personnel through Museology research, education and training.
  • Ensure ongoing research and the dissemination of the researched material.
  • Seek and allocate financial resources sufficient to operate the museum effectively.
  • Authorize, on Board approval, the community’s non-profit organizations access to the museum’s facilities to display their complementary activities and events.


See our 2020 - 2022 Strategic Plan here!  


Culture and Heritage Group

Lucien Masson, Chair
Garry Besserer, Member
Christine Bretherik, Member
Linda Alkins, Member
Natasha Wiatr, Curator
Mike Dell, Council Rep

Regular monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm at the Museum.

Please see the notice of the meeting here.