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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! Santa Visits The Chimczuk Museum

Location: Chimczuk Museum
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Admission: Free

Museum Windsor is excited to announce that this year on Saturday, November 30, 2019, the Santa Claus Parade will be traveling right past the Chimczuk Museum. Museum Windsor has invited Santa to visit the Chimczuk from 3 PM to 6 PM and encourages children and the young-at-heart to come meet Santa at the museum before the parade. The Chimczuk Museum’s hours will be extended until 7 PM. Throughout the day there will family-friendly activities, including holiday crafts and scavenger hunts (10 AM to 7 PM). Also, don't miss your chance to purchase a limited edition Museum Windsor glass Christmas ornament while supplies last.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to Museum Windsor’s holiday food drive.

Mark your calendars for November 30, and come out to visit with Santa before the parade!

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: 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:

  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale - 2019
  • WWI Walking Tour of South Walker​ville - 2019
  • Free Day - Thanksgiving Saturday - 2019
  • 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

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​​​​​​​​​