Bobby Orr Hall of Fame
One of the greatest defensemen in professional hockey history, Bobby Orr is a product of Parry Sound, Ontario, a small town along the shores of Georgian Bay about three hours north of Toronto. After winning numerous individual awards and two Stanley Cups, Orr retired as a player in 1978 and went on to serve as a player agent and in numerous charitable ventures.
Although he left Parry Sound many years ago, it was there that Orr absorbed the values that his life and career represents: community, loyalty, service to others and dedication to excellence in his craft. Along with these core values, there is a sense of community and fellowship that makes Parry Sound a special place, and that sense of community is reflected in the membership of the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, a community organization opened in 2003 to recognize and honour Bobby Orr and those who have served the Parry Sound area.
All museums and related attractions require refreshed exhibitions and experiences from time to time, and in 2022 the Town of Parry Sound and the staff and management of the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame initiated a process to re-vision and reinvigorate those at the Hall. The Town contracted Lord Cultural Resources as part of a team led by Kubik Maltbie in association with WeatherstonBruer Associates to conduct the work beginning in March 2022. Our work includes interpretive planning to develop the main themes, communication messages, key stories, and potential means of expression for each exhibit. We are also engaged in content development for the exhibitions, which with the interpretive plan provides the basis for schematic and detailed design. The project will be completed in early 2023.