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Jeanne Gordon Hall History

This page is about the history of the Jeanne Gordon Hall. You can find renting info here. 


A well-known musician, Estel Von Ayres (1892-1990) began his musical career at the age of 12 as the choir director of First Baptist Church, Wallaceburg. Known as "Mr. Music", he staged many musical productions such as Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, organized and directed the Wallaceburg Kiltie Band, formed the Wallaceburg High School Band and Glee Club and led the Wallaceburg Chapter of S.P.E.B.Q.S.A. (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America). Of special note is the fact that the first person to use the theatre when it opened in March 1927, was E. Von Ayres who directed a 50-voice choir and a 30-piece band. 


The Jeanne Gordon Hall is located on the the top floor of the museum. Drama, musical events, fine arts displays, drama camps, cabarets, art camps, Tae Kwon Do classes -- even pet obedience courses --are presented throughout the year.