Heritage Week

Entrance to the heritage landmark, Duff-Baby House

The following is a list of 2020 celebrations held in conjunction with Heritage Week (February 17-23, 2020):

City of Windsor Heritage Recognition

Heritage Recognition were given through the presentation of Built Heritage Awards at City Council on February 24, 2020.

2020 Heritage Week Activities & Events: 

Museum Windsor

Museum Windsor is celebrating the launch of Heritage Week with free admission to both the Chimczuk Museum and the François Baby House on Saturday, February 15, 2020. This is the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore our new exhibit: Bustles & Bows: Women’s Fashion from the Victorian Era to the 1920s.

This new exhibition presents viewers with an intimate look inside the lives of women from the Victorian period to the 1920s through their choices in fashion. On display will be a uniquely curated collection of artifacts including dresses, purses, hats, and other accessories.

There will be tons of great family friendly activities happening throughout the day:

  • Guided tour of the Bustles & Bows exhibit at 1:00PM
  • Time machine & fashion themed crafts in our Hands On Gallery
  • Magic lessons and balloon animals with magician Elizabeth Prosser (11:30AM - 3:30PM)
  • 20% off sale in the Museum Windsor Gift Shop on Saturday & Sunday (Museum Members take an additional 10% off!)

Celebrate our heritage with a visit to Chimczuk Museum and François Baby House.

Visit www.museumwindsor.ca for more information and a full schedule of events.

Les Amis Duff-Baby

Heritage Week event: We will be kicking off the week with free self-guided tours of the Duff-Baby Mansion, 221 Mill Street in historic Sandwich from 1-4PM. New this year: information sheets will also be available in French.

For more information about the Duff-Baby Mansion, please visit Ontario Heritage Trust: Duff Baby House.

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village

The Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village is joining in the celebration of Heritage Week with a small exhibit featuring a collection of historic bicycles including a penny farthing and a bicycle with wooden rims. As we continue to see municipalities add bike lanes into their road rehabilitation and construction planning this exhibit ties in fittingly with this year’s Heritage Week theme: “2020 Vision: Bringing the Past into the Future”.  There is no charge to see this exhibit, as it will be featured in the lobby area of the museum.

The admission fee for adults to tour the transportation museum is $6.00. During Heritage Week, children twelve and under are free and, with a paid admission fee of one adult, another can get in free. There will be museum detective games and children’s automotive-related crafts available Wednesday, February 19th to Sunday, February 23rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please note: the museum and diner are closed on Monday, and the museum is also closed on Tuesday. Heritage Village is closed for the season, but walking passes are available for those who wish to stroll through the village during regular hours.

Call 519-776-6909 or email info@ctmhv.com for more details. Visit their website at www.ctmhv.com.​

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association (CH2A) will be celebrating the launch of Heritage Week on Family Day (Monday, February 17, 2020) with Public Tours and children activities from 10 am - 3 pm! On Saturday, February 22, 2020 the CH2A will be offering 15% off all hats in the Gift Shop! Come explore the hangar and learn about aviation history in motion!

The CH2A will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm! Visit www.ch2a.ca for admission.

Essex & Community Historical Research Society (ECHRS)

ECHRS has a display of photographs commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Essex Explosion. They will be on display for the whole month of February at the Carnegie building, 18 Gordon Avenue, in Essex.

For more information please visit echrs.ca.