Chimczuk Museum Exhibits
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Visitors explore exhibits at the Chimczuk Museum
Chimczuk Museum Exhibits

Gallery One: The River and the Land Sustain Us

Artifact in the River and the Land Sustain Us ExhibitThis 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

Children playing in the Children's GalleryInteractive. 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  

Wood carving of Chief TecumsehAt 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.

Currently Displaying:

Egypt: Gift of the Nile | From the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum)

Promo image from Egypt ExhibitionTemporary Travelling Exhibit
Opens February 2, 2019 to May 26, 2019

Explore an ancient civilization that flourished for thousands of years. The Nile River Valley of 5,000 years ago was the birthplace of a remarkable collection. Protected from foreign invasion by vast deserts and sustained by fertile soil along the river, the ancient Egyptians developed from a simple agricultural community into a sophisticated society. Under a system of divine kingship, this Egyptian civilization lasted thousands of years and contributed strongly to the later cultures of the Mediterranean and Europe. Egypt: Gift of the Nile is organized and circulated by the Royal Ontario Museum through its Exhibits and Community Projects Department. The Royal Ontario Museum is an agency of the Government of Ontario.   

Questers Collect

Motto ware from Questers exhibitionTemporary Exhibition
Opens February 2, 2019

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, motto ware, beer steins, and much more.

Remembering Armistice 1918 - 2018 & Spanish Flu: The Windsor Experience 1918 - 1919

Victory CelebrationsTemporary Mini-Exhibits

Ongoing. 

​​​​These mini-exhibits commemorate the end of the First World War and explore the ​impact the Spanish Flu had on the Windsor Region.

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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