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.​​

Exciting Things Happening at Museum Windsor This February

Museum Windsor has an exciting event schedule for February 2023 including new exhibitions, guest speakers, P.A. Day activities and free admission to the Chimczuk Museum on Saturday, February 25, in honour of Heritage Day 2023.

  • Museum Volunteer Group Speaker Series: Talk by Ian Kennedy, author of the new book On Account of Darkness: Shining Light on Race and Sport. Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7 p.m. start (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Duff-Baby Interpretation Centre (221 Mill Street). Free event, open to the public.
  • New travelling exhibition: Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ We Extend the Rafters. Children’s exhibition by Skawennati. Opens Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Chimczuk Museum. Regular admission rates apply.
  • New Alton Parker: Police Detective and Community Champion display featuring selections from the Alton Parker collection. Opens February 11, 2023, at the Chimczuk Museum. Regular admission rates apply.
  • P.A. Day activities including scavenger hunts and a guided Mardi Gras craft at 1 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2023. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Free admission to the Chimczuk Museum in honour of Heritage Week. Saturday, February 25, 2023. Family-friendly activities, scavenger hunts and self-guided crafts. Free event open to the public.

Duff-Baby House Tour 

Location: Duff-Baby House, 221 Mill Street
Date: February 18, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.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.

Call For Artifacts - Windsor's Cycling History

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing
Time: N/A

Museum Windsor is in search of artifacts, photographs, and documents relating to Windsor's cycling history for an upcoming exhibition. We're looking for vintage bicycles; cycling paraphernalia; photographs of Windsorites with their bikes; and items relating to local cycling businesses, events, and races.

If you have something of interest, please contact us at 519-253-1812 by phone or at wmuseum@citywindsor.ca by email.

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

  • Free Dino Day - 2023
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale - 2022
  • Dinos in the Dark Event - 2022
  • 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

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