Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery

1900s Callander Barber Shop

1900s Callander Barber Shop

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Hours:
  • Current Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am - 5pm
Fees:
  • Adults $5.50 Seniors $5.00 Students (6-12 yrs.) $4.50 Family (4) $15.00 Group Rates (15+) $3.50
  • Partially Accessible
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Facilities Rental

Welcome to the Callander Bay Heritage Museum, situated in the former home and practice of Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, Physician to the Dionne Quintuplets! Our eight-rooms feature items related to the sisters and Dr. Dafoe's medical practice, as well as a turn-of-the-century barber shop that was originally located on the main street in Callander. Other rooms explore the town's shipping and logging history, which were vital to the development of the region, textiles, which include hockey jerseys belonging to Philadelphia Flyer Bill Barber, a hockey hall of fame inductee and 2-time Stanley Cup champion, and Red Cross nursing artefacts.  In addition to the museum, the Alex Dufresne Gallery houses several exhibitions each year supporting the artistic talents of local and area artists. It is named after Alex Dufresne, a well known barber and collector of fine antiques and artifacts who was instrumental in opening the museum in 1981. Bus tours are asked to book at least two days in advance.

Website: www.mycallander.ca/museum

Type: Community Museum | Public Gallery

Basket that held the Dionne Quintuplets

Basket that held the Dionne Quintuplets

The world was forever changed on May 28th, 1934 with the birth of 5 identical girls in a small Northern Ontario community - The Dionne Quintuplets....