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Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery

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Cindy S wrote a review Nov. 2019
Callander, Canada30 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent display of historical artifacts. Comprehensive information on the history of Callander and area. Outstanding exhibit on the Dionne quintuplets. The Alex Dufresne gallery provides displays of the work of local area artists. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. Classes held throughout the year that are either free of charge or at a very low cost. Fun fact: A famous Canadian actor is shown in a class photo at a Callander public school. Go visit the museum to find out who it is!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Tasha W, Manager at Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery
Responded Nov. 7, 2019
Thanks so much for leaving us such a wonderful review Cindy! It's appreciated so much!
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Jeanette S wrote a review Aug. 2018
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada28 contributions1 helpful vote
Comprehensive information on the Dionne Quintuplettes as well as local early pioneers of the area such as Mr. Booth and major events such as ship fires/sinkings and logging practices. Geological area suitable for children to explore rocks and their origins. Lots of displays and photos allowed, and encouraged (no flash) at designated "selfie spots." Staff is great, coming by to check if you have any questions or need help. Bonus you can visit the connected art gallery when you visit for the very reasonable price of the museum entry ($5.50 for adult).
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Tasha W, Manager at Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery
Responded Aug. 28, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review Jeanette! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will be back again sometime soon!
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WeLoVeNoVaScOtIa3 wrote a review Aug. 2018
Ontario86 contributions45 helpful votes
I have visited this museum twice now, as there is a wealth of information about the Dionne Quintuplets. I brought my mom to North Bay to see the Quints homestead, and we found this museum, where we spent a couple of hours the first time, looking at the memorabilia and information about the local history. The curators are more than happy to answer questions, and were quick to provide my mom with a table and chair so she could look through photo albums in comfort (mom is 83!) This museum is well thought out regarding flow of the rooms, as it is located in a house, and is well worth visiting!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Tasha W, Manager at Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery
Responded Aug. 9, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words and kind review! We quite enjoyed welcoming your family for a second time and we look forward to perhaps a third :)
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Larry L wrote a review Jul. 2018
Callander, Ontario, Canada60 contributions15 helpful votes
Really enjoyed looking at and reading the history pages. Lots of the stuff I remember as a child.Also they had some art set up. Not sure why in Museum.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Tasha W, Manager at Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery
Responded Jul. 28, 2018
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review Larry! I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourself :)
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Liz M wrote a review Sep. 2017
Callander, Canada46 contributions10 helpful votes
The museum is packed full of local history right from the beginning days of the town of Callander up to recent events. The curators are amazing and so full of information and willing to spend as much time as needed to answer all your questions. If you are an art lover there is a free to use gallery attached to the museum full of beautiful pieces from area artists. a new feature are the Historical Walking Tours offered on Thursdays at 1pm. Another wonderful way to spend an hour exploring and learning.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from Tasha W, Manager at Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery
Responded Jul. 28, 2018
Thank you so much for the wonderful review Liz! It is appreciated so much!
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