Chimczuk Museum Exhibits
Gallery One: The River and the Land Sustain Us
This 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
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 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.
Diecast From the Past: A History of Autos
January - November, 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.
A Century of Service Above Self: Rotary Club of Windsor
July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.
Marking the organization's 100th anniversary, this exhibit utilizes artifacts and ephemera to explore the history of Rotary Club of Windsor (1918).
Canada's Waterscapes: Yours to Enjoy, Explore and Protect
September 15 - December 31, 2018.
This travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Nature explores Canada’s unique estuaries, rivers, lakes, oceans, and wetlands and the environmental challenges facing these ecosystems today. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating animals and wildlife that depend on these waterways for survival. This exhibit is great for the whole family and features wildlife specimens, mini ecosystems models, interpretive panels, hands-on components, and interactive activities.
Get in touch
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.