Chimczuk Museum Exhibits
Windsor: Cycling City
This new temporary exhibition was developed by guest curator Christopher Waters from the University of Windsor and features historical photographs, artifacts, and bicycles dating from the late 1800s to the late 1960s. This exhibition has over a dozen vintage bicycles, including a High Wheeler, Velocipede, CCM models, and an Evans and Dodge made right here in Windsor, Ontario.
Photograph: Windsor: Cycling City designed by Guest Curator Christopher Waters.
Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ We Extend the Rafters - Children’s Exhibition by Skawennati
February 11 to May 7, 2023
Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ We Extend the Rafters is centered around a sci-fi retelling of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederation story and features historical figures such as Tekanawí:ta, Jacques Cartier, and a president addicted to Twitter! Created by Mohawk artist Skawennati, the exhibition includes a short, animation-style movie as well as a “museum of the future.” Together they provide young viewers with an Indigenous perspective on North American history and the important contributions that Indigenous people can bring to the societies of tomorrow.
The Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ tour benefits from the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. This exhibition was produced in 2017 by VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine in partnership with Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and Obx Labs, with financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications and the City of Montreal under the Agreement on the Cultural Development of Montreal, as well as the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.
Photograph: Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ We Extend the Rafters Exhibit, Credit: Michel Brunelle.
Unique Ukraine - Artifacts of Distinction
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.
Filipino Community Centre in Windsor: Celebrating 30 Years
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.
Alton C. Parker: Police Detective and Community Champion
A new temporary display has been installed at the Chimczuk Museum to honour some of the many wonderful accomplishments of Alton C. Parker. While Mr. Parker holds the distinction of being the first Black police detective in Canada, he is perhaps best known and loved for his dedication to the children of the city of Windsor. In 1966, he and his wife began the annual Uncle Al's Kids' Party, a free picnic with entertainment for the children in their neighbourhood. It was held in Brodhead Park (which was renamed Alton C. Parker Park in 1976.)
Photograph: Alton C. Parker at the 1976 Uncle Al’s Kid’s Party.
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.
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.
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.
Questions about the permanent exhibits, temporary/travelling exhibitions, tours and programs at the Chimczuk Museum? Reach out to us:
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.