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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:​​​​

Sandwich Heritage Walking Tour

Location: Meet at Duff-Baby Interpretation Centre - 221 Mill Street
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Admission: $5/person

Event Flyer​

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with a walking tour of historic Sandwich. This tour, lead by Museum Windsor staff, will explore the unique history and interesting buildings of Sandwich. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. 

Purchase tickets online through snapd Windsor at snapd.at/pew75mz or call Museum​ Windsor at 519-253-1812 to reserve your spot.

Museum Volunteer Group Meeting

Location: Chimczuk Museum 
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Admission:​ Regular Admission Rates Apply

Join us for our monthly Volunteer Group Meeting. This month, author Herb Colling will be speaking about his latest book: Ford City.

Baby House 60th Anniversary Time Capsule Reveal

Location: François​ Baby House
Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 10:00am
Free Admission

For 60 years the François Baby House has served as a local history museum for the City of Windsor. Join us on Friday, May 4th as we reveal a new display featuring items from a time capsule created in 1988 to mark the museum’s 30th anniversary.

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: May 5, 2018
Time: Regular Museum Hours
Free Admission

Museum Windsor is once again participating in Free Comic Book Day! Visit the Chimczuk Museum to get your free Nightmare Before Christmas​ comic book (while supplies last). From 12-4pm enjoy magic lessons, balloon animals, face painting, and comic sketches by local artist George Rizok, plus kid's crafts and costumed heroes visiting throughout the day! Don’t forget to grab additional free comics at Adventure Bay, Rogues Gallery Comics, Pause Cafe, and the Uptown Barbershop.​​

Visit the FCBD 2018 Facebook Event Page​ hosted by Rogues Gallery Comics for more information.

Celebrate Museum Windsor 60th Anniversary!​

Location: François​ Baby House
Date: May 5, 2018
Time: Regular Museum Hours
Free Admission

Did you know that Museum Windsor started off as the Hiram Walker Historical Museum? Come to the François Baby House as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Museum with a new display, 60 Years of Your Community Museum! featuring an overview of the museum’s history and revealing the contents of a time capsule created for the 30th anniversary in 1988. In honour of the 60th anniversary, the Museum will be giving away old fashioned candy sticks (while supplies last).

New Exhibit! Cursive Writing: Reading & Writing The Old School Way

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing through May 2018
Time: Regular Museum Hours
Admission: Regular Admission Rates Apply

This exhibit, travelling from Museum London, explores the history cursive writing, the tools required for the job, and why this dying skill continues to be important.

New Display! Diecast From the Past: A History of Autos

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing through June 2018
Time: Regular Museum Hours
Admission: Regular Admission Rates Apply

Museum Windsor’s new 2018 display, Diecast From the Past: A History of Autos explores the history of diecast model cars, Windsor Ontario’s automotive history, and the relationship popular culture has with the automobile. Many women and men experience a lifelong passion for automobiles that often starts at a very young age. Prior to being able to drive or own a real car or truck, children often play with miniature versions of their favourite vehicles on living room floors, in sandboxes, schoolyards, etc. Explore this unique display at the Chimczuk Museum this year.​

New Exhibit! Material Culture: The Things We Make To Live

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: February 17 - September 9, 2018
Time: Regular Museum Hours
Admission: Regular Admission Rates Apply

A.G. Smith's Material Culture Project is based on the concept that human need and available material combine to create forms that are inherently iconic. Over the last several years, he has constructed a series of models closely replicating shelters, transport, and artifacts of Northern Europe, Asia, and North America. Believing that knowledge is cumulative, much of the culture of a people can be​ known through their material artifacts.   

This exhibition includes A.G. Smith's models, as well as selected pieces from the Museum's collection.

Past Museum Windsor Events:

  • Exhibit: MayWorks "Beyond Traditional: Women's Work" - 2017
  • Exhibit: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Polish Parish - 2017
  • Andy Robertshaw Lecture: Trench Cookbook - 2017
  • Local Author Book Signing - 2017
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale - 2017
  • Exhibit: Toast To The Coast: An EPIC 150 Years - 2017
  • Exhibit: Sacrifice & Courage: The Dieppe Raid Remembered - 2017
  • Exhibit: Métis Footprints - 2017
  • Exhibit: J.P. Wiser's: A Photographic History - 2017
  • Heritage Day Celebrations - 2018

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​