Heritage Week
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​Heritage Week

The following is a list of 2018 celebrations held in conjunction with Heritage Week:

City of Windsor

Heritage Recognition​ will be given through the presentation of Designation Plaques and Built Heritage Awards at City Council on February 26, 2018.

Museum Windsor

February 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Chimczuk Museum & Francois Baby House (Free).

Museum Windsor is celebrating Heritage Day with free admission to both the Chimczuk Museum and François Baby House on Saturday February 17.

This family friendly event will feature lots of great activities including children’s crafts, balloon animals, magic tricks, and much more!

Also featuring the launch of these new heritage-themed exhibits:

  • Cursive Writing (travelling from Museum London) – featuring a wide array of objects from the Museum London collection, supplemented with artifacts from Museum Windsor, this exhibition explores the history of cursive writing, the tools required for the job, how children were taught to write, and why this dying skill continues to be important.
  • Material Culture: A.G. Smith
  • Diecast from the Past – a mini-exhibit featuring a unique collection of diecast model cars
  • Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932-1939) tells the story of the Chatham, Ontario baseball team who became the first black team to win a provincial Ontario Baseball Amateur Association championship in 1934.

Celebrate the past this Heritage Day with a visit to Chimczuk Museum and François Baby House!

Visit www.museumwindsor.ca for more information and a full schedule of events.

Les Amis Duff-Baby

Les Amis Duff-Baby will be conducting tours of Windsor's oldest house, the Duff-Baby Mansion to kick off Heritage Week on Sunday, February 18. They will be open from 1:00-4:00, with timed tours at 1, 2 and 3 o'clock.

Check their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Les-Amis-Duff-Baby-174670646209045 for more details.

John R Park Homestead

Winter Walk and Maple Talk

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Celebrate Canadian Heritage Week in this outdoor adventure. Join Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) education staff for a winter hike (on snowshoes, weather permitting) and a tour of the John R Park Homestead grounds to discover the history and science of maple production. Participants will learn about the winter adaptations of wildlife and get to taste pure maple sugar candy by the warm hearth in the 1842 kitchen.

Dress for the weather. Proper winter hiking gear is strongly recommended (warm toque, mittens, scarf, heavy coat, sturdy winter boots). Pre-registration is required.

Register online at www.eventbrite.ca.

Contact Education@erca.org if you have any questions.

Maidstone and Area Historical Society

Maidstone is launching a new Quill Work Exhibit of art form depicting Native Culture by the late Yvonne Morrisseau.

Exhibit is showcased at the Maidstone Museum from Monday, February 19 to Saturday, February 24 between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Check the website at www.maidstonemuseum.com for further details.

Town of Essex

Explore the Town of Essex, February 19 - 23.

Heritage Preservation Award Ceremony
Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 p.m. - Essex Civic Centre

Guest Speaker: Bill Brundage - the Restoration of the Boblo Island Blockhouse
Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. - Essex Train Station

Guest Speaker: Seamus Gunn’s- The Road to Confederation (Part II)
Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.
Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre
Plus Free scan-a-thon starting at 5:00 p.m.

Full event details and more online at: www.essex.ca/en/discover/heritage-week.asp.

Mennonite Heritage Centre

Heritage Cafe
All week at the Leamington Mennonite Heritage Centre
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
31 Pickwick Drive, Leamington Ontario

Tour the museum 
Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. 
Enjoy stories and displays of local Mennonite history.

Contact info@ekmha.ca for more information​.

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village

Enjoy a free tour of the Museum on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 10am - 3pm!
No reservations required. Last tour begins at 2:30 pm.
Also check out their 50's Diner for breakfast and lunch from 8am- 2pm.
For more information, please call 519-776-6909 or visit their website at www.ctmhv.com​​​