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Dionne Quints Museum
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Dionne Quints Museum
Dionne Quints Museum
1375 Seymour Street, P.O. Box 747
North Bay, Ontario  P1B 8J8

Toll Free: 1-888-249-8998
Tel: 705-472-8480
Fax: 705-472-8027
Email: museum@northbaychamber.com
Web: www.northbaychamber.com/museum

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Dionne Quints Museum

Housing in the original Dionne homestead, the museum contains many artifacts from the Quint’s early days and their growing years. The museum is located in North Bay at Hwys. 11 & 17 at Seymour Street. Inside, visitors can travel back more than sixty years to marvel at this miraculous event.



Dionne Quintuplets

Over sixty years ago the world was amazed by the birth of the Dionne Quintuplets on May 28, 1934, in nearby Corbeil. This amazement quickly turned to love for the five identical tiny girls born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne. The Quint's combined weight at birth was only 13lbs. 5ozs. and they had to be kept in incubators for the first month of their lives.



They beat the odds

Their lungs were so small that diluted doses of rum were required daily to help the Quints breath properly. It was a one in 57 million chance of giving birth to identical quintuplets and even less chance of them surviving, but the Dionne Quints did.



Quints attracted visitors

The Quints attracted 3 million visitors to North Bay and area during the peak of the depression.



The Quints and The Depression

The Quints helped millions of people feel happy during the depression and forget the hunger and unemployment for a moment.



Dr Dafoe

The Dionne Quints with Dr. Dafoe



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