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Current and Past Museum Windsor Events

Museum Windsor plays a key role in many events, projects, initiatives and celebrations in Windsor's culture and heritage community. We actively engage in finding unique ways to help the community tell its stories.

Current Museum Windsor Events:

Free Day - Thanksgiving Saturday

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: October 12, 2019
Time: Regular museum hours

Free Admission

Museum Windsor is celebrating Thanksgiving with free admission to the Chimczuk Museum on Saturday, October 12. This is a great opportunity to check out the new exhibits, Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County and Cipher | Decipher from Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. 

World War I Walking Tour of South Walkerville

Location: Meeting in the parking lot of the Optimist Community Centre on Ypres Boulevard
Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Admission: $5.50

Have you ever wondered why there are poppies on the street signs in South Walkerville? Join Museum Windsor staff for a discussion and walking tour of the memorial park area in South Walk​erville. This tour is organized in honour of Remembrance Day 2019.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Purchase World War I Walking Tour tickets through snapd Windsor,​ or call Museum Windsor at 519-253-1812 to reserve a spot!

This is a weather-permitting event.​

2019 Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission: Free
 
Get ready for the holiday season at Museum Windsor. Your experience includes local artisans selling handmade, locally-sourced goods; a silent auction; family-friendly activities including crafts, magic lessons and balloon animals; and a limited edition Museum Windsor glass Christmas ornament on sale while supplies last.

New Travelling Exhibit: Cipher I Decipher

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Opening October 12, 2019
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

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. 

New Exhibit: Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Opening September 28, 2019
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

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. 

New Mini Exhibit: Southern Ontario Military Muster (SOMM) Photographic Collection

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Opening July 2, 2019
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply

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. 

Visit militarymuster.ca for more information about the SOMM.

New Mini Exhibit: CJAM FM: Making Waves Since 1983

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply.

CJAM FM celebrates 35 years on the FM dial. Visit the Chimczuk Museum to see vintage audio equipment and classic photographs from the University Archives. Learn about CJAM FM's unique history and their impact in the Windsor region. 

New Mini-Exhibit: Spanish Flu: The Windsor Experience 1918-1919

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Ongoing 
Time: Regular museum hours

Admission: Regular admission rates apply

This mini-exhibit explores the impact the Spanish Flu had on the Windsor region.​

Past Museum Windsor Events:

  • Halloween/Movie Night - 2019
  • Culture Days - 2019
  • Christmas in August Sale & Family Day - 2019
  • Free Day - National Indigenous Peoples Day - 2019
  • Film Screening: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World - 2019
  • Exhibit: Egypt: The Gift of The Nile - 2019
  • International Museum Day - 2019
  • Free Comic Book Day - 2019
  • Easter Activities - 2019
  • Free Day - Heritage Day - 2019
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale - 2018
  • Free Day - Sponsored by Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) - 2018
  • Free Day - Remembrance Day - 2018

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​​​​