Chimczuk Museum Exhibits
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Police exhibit photo showing aftermath of a 1947 bank robbery
Chimczuk Museum Exhibits

Gallery One: The River and the Land Sustain Us

This is the main gallery at the Chimczuk Museum. Featuring 2,705 square feet on the main floor concourse, this space features a bi-lingual permanent exhibit that tells the history of our city and people.

Features include: History of Windsor: pre-history to present; hands-on exhibits; mini-theatre; visitor interactive stations; visitor information stations; core educational programming and public museum tours.

Gallery Two: Children's Gallery and Learning Space

Interactive. Educational. Fun. This 1,173-square-foot space on the main floor is for the young and young at heart.

Features include: Things from the Past: artifact discovery drawers; Waterways and Underground Connection: Build-A-Bridge, ship and tunnel to cross the Detroit River and explore The Great Lakes design activity; Transportation: Build-A-Car assembly line activity; Fashion In Time: historic costume dress-up; Traditional old time toys; and school and daycare programming.

Original Peoples Culture and Legacy Gallery  

At the north end of the main floor concourse, this space reflects the culture, heritage, and contemporary issues of the local First Nations and Métis communities. It also provides an open and flexible gathering space for programming. This exhibit was developed in consultation with Walpole Island Heritage Centre, Caldwell First Nation, Turtle Island-Aboriginal Education Centre (University of Windsor), Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre and other local community organizations.
 
Features include: Creation Stories, Treaties, Residential Schools and 60’s Scoop, Language Revitalization, Missing and Murdered Women, Medicine Wheel teachings, and Cultural Expressions. 

Galleries Three and Four: Travelling Exhibitions/Exhibits

Our two remaining main floor galleries comprise 1,410 square feet of exciting new and evolving exhibits.

Features include: travelling and temporary exhibits; special programming; performances and speakers series; large screen for film documentaries or presentations; gathering space; public and school programs; and crafts and educational activities.

Currently displaying:

Windsor Police at 150 Years: Images and Artifacts

Temporary Exhibit

May 4 - July 30, 2017

An exhibit created by the Windsor Police Service showcasing interesting artifacts and photographs in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Windsor Police. 

MayWorks “Beyond Traditional: Women’s Work” 

Temporary Exhibit

May 9 - June 30, 2017

A series of MayWorks exhibits including the MayWorks Quilt Project, “Sewing Straight Lines” Sewing Collective, and “Pussyhat Tales”. This exhibit is on display in the main corridor linking the Chimczuk Museum with the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Métis Footprints​ ​

Temporary Exhibit​

June 15 - December 31, 2017

This exhibit, organized by members of the local Windsor-Essex Métis Council explores Métis heritage and culture in Ontario.​

Windsor in 1867 and 1967 – A Sesquicentennial Exhibition ​

Temporary Exhibit.

July 1 - December 31, 2017

This exhibit provides snapshots of life in the Windsor area at the time of Confederation (1867), and during the celebration of the Centennial (1967). A variety of historic artifacts, images, maps, newspapers and stories marks the diversity of these two iconic times in Windsor’s history.

Educational programming for school groups is available.


Museum Windsor
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.
Email: wmuseum@citywindsor.ca
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