Visitors explore exhibits at the Chimczuk Museum
Chimczuk Museum Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

Temporary Exhibit
October 1, 2022 to January 22, 2023

Travelling from the American Museum of Natural History, Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas is a family-friendly exhibition that explores the evolution of current theories about dinosaurs, and reveals a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like. It highlights current research by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History and other leading paleontologists around the world.

Photograph: Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas  

Words, Dinosaur Discoveries Ancient Fossils, New ideas, and image of dinosaur head


Grace Was The Place

Temporary Exhibit
Ongoing

Designed by Guest Curators Nicole Hutchinson and Marty Gervais, Grace Was The Place celebrates the 100-plus-year anniversary of the founding of Grace Hospital. This exhibit highlights significant individuals connected to the development of Grace Hospital, the nursing school and stories from students, and the ultimate amalgamation of Grace and Hôtel-Dieu Hospital. It features artifacts from the Grace Nursing Alumni Association’s archives and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital Archives.

Photograph: Grace Hospital Closure, February 1, 2004.

Grace Hospital Closure, February 1, 2004

Unique Ukraine - Artifacts of Distinction

Temporary Display
Ongoing

This new display, created in partnership with members of the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada: Lesia Ukrainka Branch, showcases interesting and unique items of Ukrainian heritage. 

Photograph: “Pysanky” (Ukrainian Easter eggs) decorated using the wax-resist method.

Ukrainian Easter eggs


Filipino Community Centre in Windsor: Celebrating 30 Years  

Temporary Exhibit

Ongoing

To celebrate the Filipino Community Centre (FCC) 30th anniversary, this photographic exhibition features images that highlight the diverse role that the FCC plays within the local Filipino community. From the yearly Carrousel of the Nations and Flores De Mayo celebrations to the Luzviminda Dance Troupe and heritage language classes, the FCC is a crucial part of the Windsor Filipino community.​

Photograph: Carrousel of the Nations volunteers in front of a Jeepney, a Filipino public transport vehicle.

Carrousel of the Nations volunteers in front of a Jeepney, a Filipino public transport vehicle

​Permanent Exhibits

The River and the Land Sustain Us

Featuring 2,705 square feet on the main floor concourse, this space features a bilingual permanent exhibit that tells the history of our city and people.

Features include History of Windsor: pre-history to present; hands-on exhibits; a mini-theatre with videos of Windsor's history and heritage; visitor interactive stations; visitor information stations; core educational programming and public museum tours offered by Museum Windsor's knowledgeable, engaging staff.

Visitors viewing the A to Z wall

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 to explore history and heritage through interactive games and activities.

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.

Children participating in cut-and-paste crafts

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 60s Scoop, Language Revitalization, Missing and Murdered Women, Medicine Wheel Teachings, and Cultural Expressions.
Wooden sculpture of Tecumseh


Get in touch

Questions about the permanent exhibits, temporary/travelling exhibitions, tours and programs at the Chimczuk Museum? Reach out to us:

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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