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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.

Current Museum Windsor Events:

P.D. Day at Museum Windsor

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

Description: Looking for something to do with the kids on a P.D. Day? Stop by the Chimczuk Museum and enjoy our interactive exhibits and children’s gallery filled with musical instruments, crafts and dress up. Don’t forget to get your Museum Windsor P.D. Day Passport stamped while you’re here for a chance to win some great prizes! 

Free Day - Museum Windsor Heritage Day

Location: Chimczuk Museum & François Baby House
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: Regular museum hours
Admission: Free admission

Description: Museum Windsor is celebrating Heritage Day with free admission to both the Chimczuk Museum and François Baby House on Saturday, February 15th. Visitors will have a chance to explore the new exhibit: Bustles & Bows: Women’s Fashion from the Victorian Era to the 1920s with a guided tour at 1:00 p.m. In addition, there will be time machine and fashion themed crafts, family friendly activities, and a 20% off sale in the Museum Gift Shop (Saturday & Sunday).

Destinations of Freedom in North America:
Bridging Histories of the Underground Railroad

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Description: Did you know that Underground Railroad travellers sometimes sought their liberty in Mexico, south of the U.S. border rather than heading north to freedom? Join the Essex County Black Historical Research Society for a fascinating talk by visiting Fulbright scholar Maria Esther Hammack (University of Texas at Austin.) Hammack will present her research regarding the experiences of enslaved and free Black women, men, and children who formed Black communities in Mexico in the Underground Railroad era. In her presentation, Hammack will highlight journeys and experiences that enslaved and free Black people from the United States undertook as they fled South to Mexican destinations in search for freedom. She will showcase some of the channels of liberation engineered by freedom-seekers and describe how she has been able to reconstruct some of their journeys. Additionally, Maria will speak briefly on how she reconsiders the Underground Railroad to be inclusive of experiences, geographies and freedoms north and south of US slavery. These narratives not only connect Black liberation histories but the African Diaspora in North America. For more information, contact ecbhrs@gmail.com or (519) 890-4316.

Mardi Gras Crafts at the Chimczuk Museum

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Saturday, February 22; Sunday, February 23; and Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

Description: The Chimczuk Museum celebrates Mardi Gras with a make-your-own mask activity in our Hands-On History Gallery. Stop by and create a mask worthy of Bourbon Street. 

​Mardi Gras Crafts at the Chimczuk Museum

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Saturday, February 22; Sunday, February 23; and Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

Description: The Chimczuk Museum celebrates Mardi Gras with a make-your-own mask activity in our Hands-On History Gallery. Stop by and create a mask worthy of Bourbon Street. 

Vintage Tea at the Museum

Location: Chimczuk Museum 
Date: Sunday, April 19 , 2020
Time: 2:00PM

Admission: $35 + tax (adults); $20 + tax (children 11 and under)

Description: Complementing the featured exhibition, Bustles & Bows: Women's Fashion from the Victorian Era to the 1920s, the Vintage Tea at the Museum event will feature a lovely heritage menu catered by Thyme To Go, served in the Grey Galleries at the Chimczuk Museum with a view of spring on the Detroit River. 

As a special treat, Nicole Chittle, who curated the Bustles & Bows exhibition will be giving a talk “The Importance of Tea Tradition and Etiquette from the Victorian era to the 1920s.” Guests are encouraged (but not obliged) to dress for the time period, or to wear a new spring hat. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Museum Windsor at 519-253-1812 before April 12. No tickets will be sold on the day of the event. The cost is $35 + tax (adults); $20 + tax (children 11 and under). Not recommended for children under the age of 8. Event features community style seating. Please inform us in advance of any food allergies.


Current Museum Exhibits and Displays 

New Exhibition:
Bustles & Bows: Women's Fashion from the Victorian Era to the 1920s

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Opens February 15, 2020
Time: Regular museum hours
Admission: Regular admission rates apply (with the exception of February 15, 2020 - which is a free day).

Description: Museum Windsor is excited to announce the opening of its new temporary exhibition, Bustles & Bows: Women’s Fashion from the Victorian Era to the 1920s. This new exhibition presents viewers with an intimate look inside the lives of women from the Victorian period to the 1920s through their choices in fashion. On display will be a uniquely curated collection of artifacts including dresses, purses, hats and other accessories. If you think fashion is the bee’s knees, make sure to check out our upcoming exhibit on historical fashion trends and styles.

New Exhibit: Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

Did you know that Museum Windsor has over 600 historic maps in its archival collection? These maps include original, hand-copied and mechanically-reproduced publications dating from the early 17th century to the early 21st century. Opening on September 28, 2019 in honour of Culture Days, Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County will highlight an extensive selection of maps, many of which will be on display for the first time. Come and explore as the maps of Windsor and Essex County take shape over the centuries, reflecting our fascinating history and geography. 

New Mini Exhibit: Snapshots Of Windsor-Essex-Kent Beauties:1950s & 1960s

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply

Theodore "Fred" Lazurek emigrated from Romania to the Windsor region following the Second World War. Settling in Ford City, he ran a photography studio out of his home on Drouillard Road. This selection of his photos of the Miss Western Ontario and Miss Jackson Park Beauty pageants showcase the connection between gender roles, social pastimes and the consumer culture in the 20th century. All photographs in this mini-exhibit were donated to Museum Windsor by Shannon Osmer.​ 

This exhibition was designed and installed by University of Windsor students enrolled in the Public History course. This course explores the theory and practices of Public History, including the ways in which History is communicated to the wider public by museums, cultural institutions, heritage sites, archives, film, social media, advertising, and national parks. ​For more information about this course, please contact Dr. Adam Pole at adampole@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000 ext. 2261.

New Mini Exhibit: Red Light Green Light 

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

Red Light Green Light features a recent collection of Fisher-Price toys​ and utilizes historical street scenes from the Windsor region to imagine what the City of Windsor might look like if it was made of toys. This mini-exhibit features "Little People" toys and play sets dating from the 1960s and onward and includes a brief history of the Fisher-Price company.

This exhibition was designed and installed by University of Windsor students enrolled in the Public History course. This course explores the theory and practices of Public History, including the ways in which History is communicated to the wider public by museums, cultural institutions, heritage sites, archives, film, social media, advertising, and national parks. ​For more information about this course, please contact Dr. Adam Pole at adampole@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000 ext. 2261.​

New Mini-Exhibit: Walking In A Windsor Wonderland

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing 
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

This mini-exhibit highlights winter in the Windsor area. Artifacts on display explore the themes of holiday traditions, fashion, keeping warm, and outdoor activities/sports. Artifacts are supplemented with featured photographs from the Museum​ Windsor historical collection. 

This exhibition was designed and installed by University of Windsor students enrolled in the Public History course. This course explores the theory and practices of Public History, including the ways in which History is communicated to the wider public by museums, cultural institutions, heritage sites, archives, film, social media, advertising, and national parks. ​For more information about this course, please contact Dr. Adam Pole at adampole@uwindsor.ca​ or 519-253-3000 ext. 2261.

Past Museum Windsor Events:

  • Cipher-Decipher Travelling Exhibition - 2019
  • 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
  • Culture Days - 2019
  • Christmas in August Sale & Family Day - 2019
  • Free Day - National Indigenous Peoples Day - 2019
  • Film Screening: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World - 2019
  • Exhibit: Egypt: The Gift of The Nile - 2019
  • International Museum Day - 2019
  • Free Comic Book Day - 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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​