Visitors explore exhibits at the Chimczuk Museum
Chimczuk Museum Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits

​Windsor: Cycling City

Temporary Exhibit

This new temporary exhibition was developed by guest curator Christopher Waters from the University of Windsor and features historical photographs, artifacts, and bicycles dating from the late 1800s to the late 1960s. This exhibition has over a dozen vintage bicycles, including a High Wheeler, Velocipede, CCM models, and an Evans and Dodge made right here in Windsor, Ontario.

Photograph: Windsor: Cycling City designed by Guest Curator Christopher Waters.
Bicycle and words, Windsor Cycling City, Guest Curator Christopher Waters

A Two-Nation Vacation: Memories of the International Freedom Festival

Temporary Exhibit

June 3 to September 10, 2023

Do you have fond memories of attending the International Freedom Festival along the riverfront? This temporary exhibition is rich in nostalgia and explores the history of the two-nation event using artifacts, photographs, and documents from festivals gone by.

Photograph: International Freedom Festival Midway, 1991. Courtesy of Rick Hamilton.

International Freedom Festival Midway, 1991

Unique Ukraine - Artifacts of Distinction

Temporary Display

This new display, created in partnership with members of the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada: Lesia Ukrainka Branch, showcases interesting and unique items of Ukrainian heritage.

Photograph: “Pysanky” (Ukrainian Easter eggs) decorated using the wax-resist method.

Ukrainian Easter eggs

The Last Cast: Inside the Ford Foundry

Temporary Exhibit

May 2 to September 10, 2023

The Last Cast: Inside the Ford Foundry showcases 25 photographs taken from inside the Windsor Casting Plant by photographer Thomas Danyluk. This Chimczuk Museum exhibition provides an intimate look into the processes taking place inside the foundry and the employees carrying out their daily tasks.

Photographer Thomas Danyluk was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Danyluk’s passion for photography started at a very young age; he took his first photograph at 8 years old. Danyluk went on to study photography at St. Clair College, and he has won several international awards and competitions for his work.

Photograph: Ladle Operator Making Crankshafts, by Thomas Danyluk.

Ladle Operator Making Crankshafts

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.

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