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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.

Current Museum Windsor Events:​​​​

​Free Day - Remembrance Day & Local Author Book Signings

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: Regular museum hours
Free

In ho​nour​ of Remembrance Day, the Chimczuk Museum will be offering free admission on Saturday, November 11 from 10am-5pm. In addition to free admission, the Chimczuk Museum will be hosting a series of talks and book signings by local authors in the afternoon:
  • 12:00pm – Jonathan Pinto will be speaking about his book, The Best of Windsor Cookbook.
  • 2:00pm – Guided tour of the new exhibit, Sacrifice & Courage: The Dieppe Raid Remembered
  • 3:00pm Elaine Weeks & Chris Edwards will talk about their new book: 5000 Ways You Know You’re From Detroit.

After each talk, the author(s) will be holding a brief book signing in the Chimczuk Museum gift shop, where their books will be available for purchase.

*Update* 
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Marty Gervais will not be able to attend the talk and book signing originally scheduled for 1:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Free Day - Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Free

Museum Windsor is excited to announce a new Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale at the Chimczuk Museum on Sunday, November 26, 2017. This event will feature a variety of local crafters and artisans selling handmade and locally sourced goods just in time for the holiday season. Best of all, the museum will be offering free admission all day in support of this event. 

If you’re a local vendor who is interested in participating in this event, please contact Museum Windsor at 519-253-1812 or e-mail wmuseum@citywindsor.ca​.

Noel in the Mansion

Location: Duff-Baby Mansion (221 Mill Street)
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Free

Les Amis Duff-Baby will be providing free guided tours of​ the Duff-Baby Mansion on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Tours will be offered at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Please contact lesamisduffbaby@yahoo.ca or call 519-944-4625 for more information.

​​New Exhibit! J.P. Wiser's: A Photographic History

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: September 30 - December 31, 2017
Time: Regular Museum Hours
Admission: Regular Admission Rates Apply

In 1857, before Canada was even Canada, J.P. Wiser was distilling and barreling whisky. By the early 1900s, J.P. Wiser was selling whisky all over the world, growing to become Canada’s third largest distiller.

New Exhibit! Sacrifice & Courage: The Dieppe Raid Remembered

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: August 19 - December 31, 2017
Time: Regular museum hours
Admission: Regular admission rates apply

This exhibit will mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid which took place on August 19th, 1942. The raid was the only large scale assault on the coast of German occupied France prior to the allied landings in Normandy in June 1944. Visit the Chimczuk Museum to learn more about the role Canadian soldiers played in this historic event. ​

​New Exhibit! Toast To The Coast: An EPIC 150 Years

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: August 4 - December 31, 2017
Time: Regular museum hours
Admission: Regular admission rates apply

Canadian wines have been experiencing tremendous growth and increasing popularity since the 1970s, but the history of the Canadian wine industry dates back to before Confederation. Toast to the Coast: An EPIC 150 Years explores the history of Windsor-Essex wines and the region’s role within it. Opening August 4th and running until December 31st, this exhibit will explore the rise of Windsor-Essex’s wine industry in the 19th century, its demise during Prohibition, and its return in the 1970s. Raise a glass with Museum Windsor as we celebrate another aspect of Canadian history during its 150th year.​​

New Exhibit! Windsor in 1867 & 1967 - A Sesquicentennial Exhibition

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: July 1 - December 31, 2017
Time: Regular museum hours
Admission: Regular admission rates apply

​This exhibit provides snapshots of life in the Windsor area at the time of Confederation (1867), and during the celebration of the Centennial (1967). A variety of historic artifacts, images, maps, newspapers and stories marks the diversity of these two iconic times in Windsor’s history.

New Exhibit! Métis Footprints​

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: June 15 - December 31, 2017
Time: Regular museum hours
Admission: Regular admission rates apply

This exhibit, organized by members of the local Windsor-Essex Métis Council explores Métis heritage and culture in Ontario.

Past Museum Windsor Events:

  • Museum Selfie Day 2017
  • Discover Winter Artifacts! - 2017
  • Special Curator Tour: Windsor and the War of 1812 - 2017
  • Road to Freedom and the Civil War Talk - 2017
  • Chmczuk Museum 1st Birthday and Free Day! - 2017
  • March Break Activities! - 2017
  • Baby Family Tidbits Talk - 2017
  • P.D. Day at Museum Windsor - 2017
  • Road to Freedom and the Civil War Exhibit - 2017
  • World War I Walking Tour - 2017
  • Easter Egg Hunt & Activities - 2017
  • Free Comic Book Day - 2017
  • Exhibit: Comics! By George Rizok - 2017
  • Exhibit: The Windsor Spitfires in Jerseys - 2017
  • Exhibit: Fakes & Forgeries: Yesterday and Today - 2017
  • Curator Talk & Tour: Windsor's French Roots - 2017
  • National Aboriginal Day 2017
  • Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance - 2017
  • Canada Day - 2017
  • Exhibit: Windsor Police at 150 years: Images & Artifacts - 2017
  • Free Summer Vision Corridor Activities - 2017
  • Prohibition Pop-Up - 2017​
  • Sandwich Walking Tours - 2017​
  • Exhibit: MayWorks "Beyond Traditional: Women's Work" - 2017
  • Exhibit: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Polish Parish - 2017
  • Andy Robertshaw Lecture: Trench Cookbook - 2017

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