Duff-Baby House Tour
Location: Duff-Baby House, 221 Mill Street
Date: March 18, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Are you interested in taking a look inside a house that once housed enslaved people, and later was a place of refuge for a freedom seeker, a house that welcomed Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and suffered through an American occupation during the War of 1812? Built in 1798, the Duff-Baby House is one of the most significant late 18th-century landmarks in Upper Canada, a structure that retains its original orientation to the river and reflects some of the principal themes and events shaping the province's early history. The City of Windsor (Museum Windsor) is currently leasing the 1st floor of this historic building from the Ontario Heritage Trust. With the assistance of Les Amis Duff-Baby, we offer periodic tours of this magnificent mansion. House only open to public during tour days.
Call For Artifacts - Windsor's Cycling History
Location: Chimczuk Museum
Museum Windsor is in search of artifacts, photographs, and documents relating to Windsor's cycling history for an upcoming exhibition. We're looking for vintage bicycles; cycling paraphernalia; photographs of Windsorites with their bikes; and items relating to local cycling businesses, events, and races.
If you have something of interest, please contact us at 519-253-1812 by phone or at email@example.com by email.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Exhibition
Location: François Baby House
Time: Regular hours of operation
Long live the Queen! Beginning June 2, Museum Windsor will be presenting a small display titled The Road to Platinum: Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 70 Years on the Throne at the François Baby House. Learn about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, including her childhood, her wartime service, her coronation, her love of animals, her visits to Windsor and Canada, and much more. Note that special Platinum Jubilee souvenirs are also on sale at the gift shop at the Chimczuk Museum. Admission to the François Baby House is free.
Recent Acquisitions on Display at the François Baby House
Location: François Baby House, 254 Pitt Street West
Time: Regular museum hours
Although Museum Windsor was closed to the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff was still busy doing collections work. A new exhibition at the François Baby House, starting July 1, 2022, will highlight some of our recent acquisitions including school ephemera, tour booklets, commemorative items (including a Boblo cap), and a tin toy fire truck. Come check out a selection of artifacts donated to the museum over the past two years.
Past Museum Windsor Events
- Free Dino Day - 2023
- Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale - 2022
- Dinos in the Dark Event - 2022
- Out of the Shadows Exhibit Tour - 2022
- Historic Places Days at the Baby House - 2022
- Free Day - Mayor's Walk & Birthday Celebration - 2022
- Free Comic Book Day - 2022
- Riverside Walking Tour - 2022
- Free Day: Riverside 100 Exhibit Opening - 2022
- Free Day: Heritage Week - 2022
- Restored Treasures Part 1: Sharing Circle - 2022
- Historical Walking Tour of Dieppe Gardens - 2021
- Santa Visits the Chimczuk Museum - 2019
- Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale - 2019
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.