Visitors explore exhibits at the Chimczuk Museum
Chimczuk Museum Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits

Riverside 100

Temporary Exhibit
Ongoing

The youngest of the border cities, the Town of Riverside was incorporated on May 3, 1921, and initially included 2,600 acres of land and 1,155 citizens. This exhibition examines and celebrates the history of Riverside from early French settlement to the rum running and speakeasies of the 1920s to its eventual annexation by the City of Windsor in 1966. 

Photograph: View of Wyandotte Street East at St. Louis, Riverside, circa 1963. Courtesy of the Windsor Star.

View of Wyandotte Street East at St. Louis, Riverside, circa 1963. Courtesy of the Windsor Star.


Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County

Temporary Exhibit
Ongoing

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. Open since September 28, 2019, in honour of Culture Days, Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County highlights an extensive selection of maps, many of which are 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. 

Photograph: Bird's Eye View of Windsor, 1878.

Bird's Eye View of Windsor, 1878

To Catch A Show: Windsor Cinema & Theatre History

Temporary Display
Ongoing

This new display, designed by Garrett McGee, was made in conjunction with the University of Windsor's Public History class and features information about some of Windsor's earliest movie theatres. To Catch A Show: Windsor Cinema & Theatre History is on display now in the Chimczuk Museum main concourse.

Special thanks to the Windsor Star and Capitol Theatre.

Photograph: Black and white photograph of Ouellette Avenue showing the Palace Theatre, May 11, 1937.

Black and white photograph of Ouellette Avenue showing the Palace Theatre, May 11, 1937.


Filipino Community Centre in Windsor: Celebrating 30 Years  

Temporary Exhibit

Ongoing

To celebrate the Filipino Community Centre (FCC) 30th anniversary, this photographic exhibition features images that highlight the diverse role that the FCC plays within the local Filipino community. From the yearly Carrousel of the Nations and Flores De Mayo celebrations to the Luzviminda Dance Troupe and heritage language classes, the FCC is a crucial part of the Windsor Filipino community.​

Photograph: Carrousel of the Nations volunteers in front of a Jeepney, a Filipino public transport vehicle.

Carrousel of the Nations volunteers in front of a Jeepney, a Filipino public transport vehicle

​Permanent Exhibits

The River and the Land Sustain Us

Featuring 2,705 square feet on the main floor concourse, this space features a bilingual 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.

Visitors viewing the A to Z wall

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.

Children participating in cut-and-paste crafts

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 60s Scoop, Language Revitalization, Missing and Murdered Women, Medicine Wheel Teachings, and Cultural Expressions.
Wooden sculpture of Tecumseh


Get in touch

Questions about the permanent exhibits, temporary/travelling exhibitions, tours and programs at the Chimczuk Museum? Reach out to us:

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
 

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