Chimczuk Museum Exhibits
Gallery One: The River and the Land Sustain Us
This is the main gallery at the Chimczuk Museum.
Featuring 2,705 square feet on the main floor concourse, this space features a bi-lingual permanent exhibit that tells the history of our city and people.
Features include: History of Windsor: pre-history to present; hands-on exhibits; a mini-theatre with videos of Windsor's history and heritage; visitor interactive stations; visitor information stations; core educational programming and public museum tours offered by Museum Windsor's knowledgeable, engaging staff.
Gallery Two: Children's Gallery and Learning Space
Interactive. Educational. Fun. This 1,173-square-foot space on the main floor is for the young and young at heart to explore history and heritage through interactive games and activities.
Features include: Things from the Past: artifact discovery drawers; Waterways and Underground Connection: Build-A-Bridge, ship and tunnel to cross the Detroit River and explore The Great Lakes design activity; Transportation: Build-A-Car assembly line activity; Fashion In Time: historic costume dress-up; Traditional old time toys; and school and daycare programming.
Original Peoples Culture and Legacy Gallery
At the north end of the main floor concourse, this space reflects the culture, heritage, and contemporary issues of the local First Nations and Métis communities. It also provides an open and flexible gathering space for programming. This exhibit was developed in consultation with Walpole Island Heritage Centre, Caldwell First Nation, Turtle Island-Aboriginal Education Centre (University of Windsor), Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre and other local community organizations.
Features include: Creation Stories, Treaties, Residential Schools and 60’s Scoop, Language Revitalization, Missing and Murdered Women, Medicine Wheel teachings, and Cultural Expressions.
Galleries Three and Four: Travelling/Temporary Exhibitions/Exhibits
Our two remaining main floor galleries comprise 1,410 square feet of exciting new and evolving exhibits.
Features include: travelling and temporary exhibits; special programming; performances and speakers series; large screen for film documentaries or presentations; gathering space; public and school programs; and crafts and educational activities.
Cipher I Decipher
Ongoing - Closes Thursday, January 2, 2020
Museum Windsor is thrilled to announce the opening of this new travelling exhibition developed by Ingenium - Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, in partnership with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). Providing visitors with a rare and exciting opportunity to view an authentic WWII Enigma cipher machine, this exhibition breaks down communications encryption: what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives! Visitors will be able to scramble and unscramble their own messages using a cipher wheel, see how an Enigma cipher machine works and tackle puzzles to learn if they have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology.
Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County
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.
Spanish Flu: The Windsor Experience 1918-1919
This mini exhibit explores the impact the Spanish Flu had on the Windsor Region.
Southern Ontario Military Muster (SOMM) Photographic Collection
This photographic mini exhibition features photographs from the SOMM collection including military vehicles, Veterans, soldiers, and memorial events. The Southern Ontario Military Muster (SOMM) is a registered charitable organization honouring those that served.
Get in touch
Questions about the permanent exhibits, temporary/travelling exhibitions, tours and programs at the Chimczuk Museum? Reach out to us:
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.