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.
Windsor Police at 150 Years: Images and Artifacts
May 4 - July 30
An exhibit created by the Windsor Police Service showcasing interesting artifacts and photographs in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Windsor Police.
Comics By George Rizok
April 4 - May 6
This is an exhibition of comic book art by local artist George Rizok. The exhibit includes a series of illustrations reflecting milestones in the history of comics using a variety of storytelling techniques.
The Windsor Spitfires in Jerseys
February 18 - June 17
The current incarnation of the Windsor Spitfires hockey franchise began its first season in the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League (OMJHL) on September 25, 1975. Throughout their recent history, the Windsor Spitfires have undergone a number of changes to the style of jerseys they wear on the ice. This exhibit will showcase a small sample of jerseys the Spitfires have worn. Spitfire ephemera, photographs and textiles from the 1970s to 1990s will also be displayed.
Fakes & Forgeries: Yesterday and Today
January 24 - May 28
Fakes & Forgeries – Yesterday and Today is a bilingual exhibit that explores forgeries and the lengths forgers will go to deceive the public.
This interactive, thought-provoking exhibit contains over 100 real and fake objects to investigate. Everything from minerals to Egyptian artifacts to common household goods are on display. Follow clues and identify subtle hints to decide whether the objects are the real deal or a clever fake. Are you good at identifying a forgery? It’s not so easy! Visit with a friend and have fun comparing notes and guessing which objects are authentic among the many fakes.
Educational programming for school groups is available.
(Organized and circulated by the Royal Ontario Museum through its Travelling Exhibitions Program. The Royal Ontario Museum is an agency of the Government of Ontario.)
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.