School Camp Program at the Chimczuk Museum
Current and Past Museum Windsor Events

Museum Windsor plays a key role in many events, projects, initiatives and celebrations in Windsor's culture and heritage community. We actively engage in finding unique ways to help the community tell its stories.​​

Doors Open 2022

Location: François Baby House, Chimczuk Museum, Duff-Baby Mansion
Date: September 24 & 25, 2022
Time: See Below

Free Admission 

Museum Windsor will be participating in Doors Open 2022 on September 24th & 25th and offering Free Admission to the Chimczuk Museum, François Baby House, and Duff-Baby Mansion throughout the weekend.


Chimczuk Museum – 401 Riverside Drive West
Saturday, September 24th 10am-5pm & Sunday, September 25th: 11am-5pm

  • Opening of two new exhibitions: Grace was the Place - celebrating the 100th anniversary of Grace Hospital, and Filipino Community Centre in Windsor: Celebrating 30 Years
  • Grace Hospital talk by Marty Gervais – 1pm (Saturday only)
  • Filipino community events including traditional dancing and a choir performance – 2pm (Saturday only)

François Baby House - 254 Pitt Street West
Saturday, September 24th 10am-5pm & Sunday, September 25th: 11am-5pm

  • New exhibition highlighting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
  • Lego scavenger hunt

Duff-Baby Mansion – 221 Mill Street
Saturday, September 24th & Sunday September 25th: 11am-4pm

  • ​Tour one of the oldest buildings in the Windsor area

Duff-Baby House Tour

Location: Duff-Baby House - 221 Mill Street
Date: September 24 and 25
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Are you interested in taking a look inside a house that once housed enslaved people, and later was a place of refuge for a freedom seeker, a house that welcomed Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and suffered through an American occupation during the War of 1812? Built in 1798, the Duff-Baby House is one of the most significant late 18th-century landmarks in Upper Canada, a structure that retains its original orientation to the river and reflects some of the principal themes and events shaping the province's early history. The City of Windsor (Museum Windsor) is currently leasing the 1st floor of this historic building from the Ontario Heritage Trust. With the assistance of Les Amis Duff-Baby, we offer periodic tours of this magnificent mansion. House only open to public during tour days.

Queen Jubilee Exhibit Tours

Location: François Baby House
Date: September 15, 23, and October 1
Time: September 15, 23 - 12:00 p.m., October 1 - 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission 

In honour of the Queen's passing, exhibit curator, Nicole Chittle, will offer free guided tours of the new exhibition: The Road to Platinum: Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 70 Years on the Throne on September 15 and 23 at noon, and October 1 at 2:00 p.m. Gests are encouraged to reserve a spot by calling 519-253-1812.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Exhibition
Location: François Baby House
Date: Ongoing

Time: Regular hours of operation

Long live the Queen! Beginning June 2, Museum Windsor will be presenting a small display titled The Road to Platinum: Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 70 Years on the Throne at the François Baby House. Learn about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, including her childhood, her wartime service, her coronation, her love of animals, her visits to Windsor and Canada, and much more. Note that special Platinum Jubilee souvenirs are also on sale at the gift shop at the Chimczuk Museum. Admission to the François Baby House is free.

Recent Acquisitions on Display at the François Baby House

Location: François Baby House - 254 Pitt Street West
Date: Ongoing
Time: Regular museum hours
Free Admission
 
Although Museum Windsor was closed to the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff was still busy doing collections work. A new exhibition at the François Baby House, starting July 1, 2022, will highlight some of our recent acquisitions including school ephemera, tour booklets, commemorative items (including a Boblo cap), and a tin toy fire truck. Come check out a selection of artifacts donated to the museum over the past two years.

 

Past Museum Windsor Events

  • Out of the Shadows Exhibit Tour - 2022
  • Historic Places Days at the Baby House - 2022
  • Free Day - Mayor's Walk & Birthday Celebration - 2022
  • ​Free Comic Book Day - 2022
  • Riverside Walking Tour - 2022
  • Free Day: Riverside 100 Exhibit Opening - 2022
  • Free Day: Heritage Week - 2022
  • Restored Treasures Part 1: Sharing Circle - 2022
  • Historical Walking Tour of Dieppe Gardens - 2021
  • Santa Visits The Chimczuk​ Museum - 2019
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale - 2019
  • WWI Walking Tour of South Walkerville - 2019
  • Free Day - Thanksgiving Saturday - 2019
  • Halloween/Movie Night - 2019

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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