Visitors explore exhibits at the Chimczuk Museum
Chimczuk Museum Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits

​Rosalie Trombley Commemorative Exhibition

Temporary Exhibit
Sunday, September 17, 2023, to March 2024

This new temporary exhibition explores the life and work of radio pioneer Rosalie Trombley. The exhibition includes biographical information, stories of Rosalie’s life, musician features, records, audio recordings, fashion, vintage items and artifacts from the Big 8, awards, tributes and more.

Photograph: Rosalie Trombley & Daughter Diane with KISS
Rosalie Trombley and Daughter Diane with KISS

A Two-Nation Vacation: Memories of the International Freedom Festival

Temporary Exhibit

June 3 to September 16, 2023

Do you have fond memories of attending the International Freedom Festival along the riverfront? This temporary exhibition is rich in nostalgia and explores the history of the two-nation event using artifacts, photographs, and documents from festivals gone by.

Photograph: International Freedom Festival Midway, 1991. Courtesy of Rick Hamilton. International Freedom Festival Midway, 1991

Windsor & District Labour Council: Windsor/Essex Labour history project 

Temporary Display
September 2 to October 1, 2023

This display highlights some of the major labour events in the Windsor region and the organizations supported by the Windsor & District Labour Council. Topics include the 1945 Ford Strike and Rand Formula, Sparky’s Toy Drive, the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain, Windsor Medical Services, United Way Community Giving, and the Labour Sponsored Community Development Group (LSCDG).

Photograph: Labour Day Parade Along Ouellette AvenueLabour Day Parade Along Ouellette Avenue

The Last Cast: Inside the Ford Foundry

Temporary Exhibit


The Last Cast: Inside the Ford Foundry showcases 25 photographs taken from inside the Windsor Casting Plant by photographer Thomas Danyluk. This Chimczuk Museum exhibition provides an intimate look into the processes taking place inside the foundry and the employees carrying out their daily tasks.

Photographer Thomas Danyluk was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Danyluk’s passion for photography started at a very young age; he took his first photograph at 8 years old. Danyluk went on to study photography at St. Clair College, and he has won several international awards and competitions for his work.

Photograph: Ladle Operator Making Crankshafts, by Thomas Danyluk.

Ladle Operator Making Crankshafts

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.

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