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.
Toast to the Coast: An EPIC 150 Years
August 4 - December 31, 2017
Toast to the Coast: An EPIC 150 Years explores the history of Windsor-Essex wines and the region’s role within it. This exhibit traces the rise of Windsor-Essex’s wine industry in the 19th century, its demise during Prohibition, and its return in the 1970s. Raise a glass with Museum Windsor as we celebrate another aspect of Canadian history during its 150th year.
Sacrifice & Courage: the Dieppe Raid Remembered
August 19 - December 31, 2017
2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid which took place on August 19th, 1942. The raid was the only large scale assault on the coast of German occupied France prior to the allied landings in Normandy in June 1944. Visit the Chimczuk Museum to learn more about the role Canadian soldiers played in this historic event.
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Polish Parish
August 12 - October 15, 2017
Holy Trinity Catholic Polish Parish is commemorating its 100th anniversary with an exhibit at the Chimczuk Museum. The Polish parish, on the corner of Langlois Ave and Elis Street East, has been the spiritual and cultural home for tens of thousands of Poles over the last century.
MayWorks “Beyond Traditional: Women’s Work”
May 9 - September 24, 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.
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
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.
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.