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Callander Museum and Gallery reopens Thursday

The Callander Museum is located in the old homestead of Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, world-famous physician to the Dionne Quintuplets
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The Callander Museum and Gallery. Jeff Turl/BayToday.

The Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery is planning to reopen this Thursday 

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum and surfaces will be cleaned regularly but interactive exhibits will not be available. The upstairs exhibits will also be unavailable.

Maximum occupancy for the museum will be restricted to 10 and for the art gallery, it will be 12.

Masks will be mandatory for visitors, staff, and volunteers and you should refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell. Debit and credit will be the preferred method of payment.

The Callander Museum is located in the old homestead of Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, a world-famous physician to the Dionne Quintuplets.

Exhibits in the museum include a turn-of-the-century authentic barbershop, two exhibit rooms dedicated to the birth of the Dionne Quintuplets, as well as exhibits on Amelia Earhart and her connection to Callander.

See: American Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared six weeks after visiting Callander in 1937

Other exhibits include the nautical history of Lake Nipissing, Callander’s role in the First World War, and the geological history of the area.

The Alex Dufresne Gallery does not have an active art show at this time but a local photography show will open in the near future.

New hours of operation are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:– 5. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are by appointment only by phone or email.

The virtual tour is still active and can be viewed here.