Chimczuk Museum Grand Opening Events
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Chimczuk Museum Grand Opening

As part of Heritage Week 2016, Museum Windsor's Chimczuk Museum will celebrate a Public Grand Opening with two special events for our community.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Thursday February 18, 2016. 11:00 AM

  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Free Admission to The Chimczuk Museum.
  • 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Free Admission to The Art Gallery of Windsor.
  • 11:00 AM - Ribbon-cutting Ceremony. Join Mayor Drew Dilkens, representatives of the First Nations community, Windsor's Poet Laureate Marty Gervais, and special guests for an Official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chimczuk Museum.
  • 12:30PM and 2:30PM - docent-led tours of The Art Gallery of Windsor exhibits.

Community Celebration
Saturday February 20, 2016. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Free Admission to The Chimczuk Museum.
  • 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Free Admission to The Art Gallery of Windsor.
  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Free Cupcakes at Maison François Baby House, 254 Pitt Street West while supplies last.
  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Tour "Windsor and the War of 1812" and "Windsor and the 1838 Rebellion" exhibits at Maison François Baby House.
  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Standard Printing will be at The Chimczuk Museum with an old-timey printing press creating Museum Windsor takeaway souvenir postcards.
  • 10:30 AM - Guided Tour of The Chimczuk Museum's exciting new exhibits.
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Guided Tours of "The World of Japanese Children" exhibit with guest curator David Pepper.
  • 11:00 AM - WasaNabin Youth Drum and Ceremonial Smudge.
  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Chayton Hedgepeth heritage performance in Regalia.
  • 12:00 PM - Guided Tour of The Chimczuk Museum's exciting new exhibits.
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Poetry-on-Demand interactive literary arts activity with poet Vanessa Shields.
  • 1:00 PM - Métis Storyteller.
  • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Peformance "Rebuilding the College of Fine Arts, University of Baghdad Library" at AGW.
  • 2:00 PM - Guided Tour of The Chimczuk Museum's exciting new exhibits.
  • 2:00 PM - Singer Rachel Gaddy and Pianist Ian Smith with Jazz standards made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Quincy Jones and Billie Holiday. Rachel, a recent graduate of the University of Windsor, has been pursuing her musical passion professionally since 2009. Though she's classically trained, her interest in vocal jazz has led her to a partnership with mentor Ian Smith. Ian Smith has been a pillar of the international arts community for decades wtih his musical and leadership contributions. As a smooth jazz composer, pianist and vocalist Ian has thrilled audiences around the world.
  • 3:00 PM - Hugh Leal & the Speakeasy Trio. Featuring Ray Manzerolle, sax; Mike Karloff, piano; and Hugh Leal, guitar and banjo. Vintage "hot jazz" from the 1920s and '30s. Early classics by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and others are part of the program. The Speakeasy Trio brings back the sounds of the 1920s Rumrunners era to Windsor.
  • 4:00 PM - Guided Tour of The Chimczuk Museum's exciting new exhibits.
  • 5:00 PM - Closed. Thank you for joining us. See you soon!