Chimczuk Museum Exhibits
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Visitors explore exhibits at the Chimczuk Museum
Chimczuk Museum Exhibits

Gallery One: The River and the Land Sustain Us

Artifact in the River and the Land Sustain Us ExhibitThis 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; 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.

Gallery Two: Children's Gallery and Learning Space

Children playing in the Children's GalleryInteractive. 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  

Wood carving of Chief TecumsehAt 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/Temporary 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.

Currently displaying:

Material Culture: The Things We Make To Live

Artifiact from Material Culture ExhibitTemporary Exhibit.
February 17, 2018 - September 9, 2018.

​​​​A.G. Smith's Material Culture Project is based on the concept that human need and available material combine to create forms that are inherently iconic. Over the last several years, he has constructed a series of models closely replicating shelters, transport, and artifacts of Northern Europe, Asia, and North America. Believing that knowledge is cumulative, much of the culture of a people can be​ known through their material artifacts.   

This exhibition includes A.G. Smith's models, as well as selected pieces from the Museum's collection. 

Diecast From the Past: A History of Autos

Models from Diecast exhibitionTemporary Display.
January 20, 2018 - June 30, 2018.

​​​​Museum Windsor’s new 2018 exhibit, Diecast From the Past: A History of Autos explores the history of diecast model cars, Windsor Ontario's automotive history and the relationship popular culture has with the automobile.​

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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