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.​​

Museum Windsor's June Events

Museum Windsor has an exciting event schedule for June 2023, including a new Freedom Festival exhibition and free admission in honour of the Mayor’s Walk on June 11!

Visit the Chimczuk Museum Sunday, June 11, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for our one-day pop-up display honouring the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus. Copernicus was a Polish mathematician and astronomer who proposed that planets in our solar system rotate around the Sun. To honour the special display, the display organizer, Jerry Barycki, will provide special remarks at 12:00 p.m.

Other exciting events for the month of June include;

  • New Temporary Exhibition - A Two-Nation Vacation: Memories of the International Freedom Festival - Chimczuk Museum: 401 Riverside Drive West.
    • This exhibition is rich in nostalgia and explores the history of the two-nation event using artifacts, photographs, and documents from festivals gone by. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Professional Development (P.D.) Day Activities at the Chimczuk Museum – 401 Riverside Drive West
    • Friday, June 9, 2023. Spend your P.D. Day at the Chimczuk Museum where kids can complete a scavenger hunt, play in our Children’s Gallery, and complete a guided craft from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Junior Magic Cub at the François Baby House – 254 Pitt Street West
    • Saturday, June 10, 2023. Stop by the François Baby House between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to learn some cool magic tricks from local magician Elizabeth Prosser. Free event, open to the public.
  • French History Walking Tour of Downtown Windsor
    • Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join Museum Windsor staff on a walking tour of downtown Windsor focusing on French history.
    • Tickets are $5.50 per person, and advanced registration is required. Call 519-253-1812 to purchase tickets. 
  • National Indigenous People’s Day – Free Admission
    • Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Enjoy free admission to the Chimczuk Museum and Art Windsor-Essex in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. The museum will feature Indigenous-themed crafts and scavenger hunts from June 21 to 25, 2023.

Duff-Baby House Tour

Location: Duff-Baby House, 221 Mill Street
Date: June 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free admission

Cast members from Migration Hall's upcoming production of that lovely Scottish musical Brigadoon will be onsite to perform a couple of songs from their show. "Why Scottish," you ask? Because the mansion was built by a Scottish fur trader, Alexander Duff.

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’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

  • Huh Leal Jazz History Presentation - 2023
  • 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

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.