The museum, as well as the art gallery, provides tours for school groups, bus tours, or other special interest groups. We can focus the tour on a specific aspect of the museum, or it can be “self-guided” and our staff will provide support and answer any questions. We always encourage the group to wander through the gallery as well to view the current art exhibit.
The museum offers guided tours for groups of 15 or more. If you and your group are interested in having a tour of the museum, please contact the museum during our hours of operation.
For school groups, we will work with the teacher to incorporate aspects of our museum, or gallery, into the current Ontario curriculum and reflect upon topics that are currently being studied in class. We welcome elementary, secondary, and post-secondary groups to our institution.
Focuses can include:
Our museum and gallery gift shop has a great variety of books, postcards, clothing and more! Check out what we have to offer below!
From Section A of our Collection’s Policy:
The Callander Bay Heritage Museum collects objects, photographs, printed and audio-visual material pertaining to the history of the Corporation of the Municipality of Callander and surrounding areas, in accordance with its Statement of Purpose and Statement of Commemorative Purpose. The collection is physically recorded for the purpose of documentation, preservation, research, exhibition and interpretation for all generations.
Statement of Commemorative Purpose:
Callander, Ontario, in which the Callander Bay Heritage Museum is located, is a place of national and international significance due to the birth of the Dionne Quintuplets and their physician, Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe.
The Callander Bay Heritage Museum’s Board of Directors will be devoted to spreading the significant tale of the Dionne Quintuplet phenomenon of its time by instructing:
The Callander Bay Heritage Museum’s Board of Directors and staff is dedicated to:
Do you have any artefacts or photographs with relation to the history of Callander, Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, or the Dionne quintuplets that you are looking to donate? We would be happy to speak with you! Please give us a call at 705-752-2282 ext. 502 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.