The following is a list of 2019 celebrations held in conjunction with Heritage Week (February 18-24):
City of Windsor Heritage Recognition
Heritage Recognition will be given through the presentation of Designation Plaques and Built Heritage Awards at City Council on a date to be determined.
Heritage Week Activities & Events:
Museum Windsor is celebrating the launch of Heritage Week with free admission to both the Chimczuk Museum and the François Baby House on Saturday, February 16, 2019. This is the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore two new exhibits opening at the Chimczuk Museum: Questers Collect and Egypt: Gift of the Nile.
For Questers Collect, Museum Windsor has collaborated with local Questers to display some of the unique personal collections found in Windsor-Essex County. This exhibit features a wide variety of collections, including vintage purses, walking sticks, samplers, uranium glass, beer steins, and much more.
Egypt: Gift of the Nile is a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that explores ancient Egyptian life. Some of the topics covered in this exhibit include family life, education, religion, the afterlife and much more. Ancient Egypt visits Windsor for a limited time only, so don’t miss your chance to learn all about this amazing civilization.
There will be lots of great family friendly activities happening throughout the day:
Ancient Egyptian themed crafts available all day with a guided craft activity from 12pm-1pm
Local Questers on hand throughout the day to talk about their collection
Guided tour of Egypt: Gift of the Nile & Questers Collect from 1pm-2pm
Screening of the PBS Documentary “Secrets of the Dead: Ultimate Tut” at 2pm
Celebrate our heritage 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 hosting a book launch for Guy St-Denis' new book “The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock”. The event will be held on Sunday, 24th February from 2pm-3:30pm at the Duff-Baby Interpretation Centre, 221 Mill Street. The talk will be followed by a question and answer period, book signing and refreshments. This free event is open to the public with attendance capped at 40 people. Those wishing to attend must RSVP, and seating will be reserved as requests come in. People are asked to RSVP by calling or texting the secretary at 519-965-4308. Check their poster and Facebook page for more detail.
John R. Park Homestead
The John R. Park Homestead is excited to kick off its 2019 maple season during Heritage Week. Discover Canada’s long and rich history of maple making and how maple, as a symbol of Canadian culture and identity, connects Canadians of all generations and cultural backgrounds. Explore our shared heritage by visiting this award-winning living history museum to get hands-on with maple from February 19 through March 29, 2019. For a full listing of our maple events, visit essexregionconservation.ca/maple. Book a group tour or education program by calling 519-776-5209 ext. 308 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Maidstone Museum will be celebrating Heritage Week with a new exhibit called "Greetings from the Past", showcasing hundreds of postcards and greeting cards starting from 1907 through to the 1980s. Witness the evolution in techniques, materials, context, and societal changes through the exhibit, which is markedly different from today's means of using social media for communication.
The museum will be open through Heritage Week, Sunday - Saturday (February 17-23), from 10.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is by donation.
Visit their website at www.maidstonemuseum.com or www.facebook.com/maidstonebicentennailmuseum for further details.
Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village
The Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village is joining in the celebration of Heritage Week with a small exhibit featuring the Lost Automakers of Essex County. The auto industry in our area, powered by the skill, sweat and dedication of generations of auto workers, has had a substantial impact to the economy and way of life for our local community. The Big 3 were beacons for immigration to this area and were “Ties” that bound neighbourhoods and the community of Windsor-Essex. There is no charge to see this exhibit, as it will be featured in the lobby area of the museum.
The admission fee for adults to tour the transportation museum is $6.00. During Heritage Week, children twelve and under are free. There will be museum detective games and children’s automotive-related crafts available Wednesday, February 20 to Sunday, February 24 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please note: the museum and diner are closed on Monday, and the museum is not open on Tuesday. Heritage Village is closed for the season, but walking passes are available for those who wish to stroll through the village during regular hours.
Call 519-776-6909 or email email@example.com for more details. Visit their website at www.ctmhv.com.