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Heritage Week Activities

Saturday, February 16 to Sunday, February 24

Heritage Week falls between February 18-24 this year, and there’s lots to enjoy! For all the details on these exciting events, see below:

Museum Windsor

Saturday February 16, 2019. Museum Windsor is celebrating the launch of Heritage Week with free admission to both the Chimczuk Museum and the François Baby House. This is the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore two new exhibits opening at the Chimczuk Museum: Questers Collect and Egypt: Gift of the Nile.

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

  • Ancient Egyptian themed crafts available all day with a guided craft activity from 12 pm-1 pm
  • Local Questers on hand throughout the day to talk about their collection
  • Guided tour of Egypt: Gift of the Nile & Questers Collect from 1pm-2pm
  • Screening of the PBS Documentary “Secrets of the Dead: Ultimate Tut” at 2pm

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

Free Admission
Chimczuk Museum – 401 Riverside Dr W, Windsor
François Baby House – 254 Pitt Street West, Windsor

Les Amis Duff-Baby​

Sunday February 24, 2019. Les Amis Duff-Baby will be hosting a book launch for Guy St-Denis’ new book “The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock”. The talk will be followed by a question and answer period, book signing and refreshments. This free event is open to the public with attendance capped at 40 people. Those wishing to attend must RSVP, and seating will be reserved as requests come in. People are asked to RSVP by calling or texting the secretary at 519-965-4308.

2 pm to 3:30 pm, free admission
Duff-Baby Interpretation Centre – 221 Mill Street, Windsor

John R. Park Homestead

Tuesday February 19 to Friday March 29, 2019. The John R. Park Homestead is excited to kick off its 2019 maple season during Heritage Week. Discover Canada’s long and rich history of maple making and how maple, as a symbol of Canadian culture and identity, connects Canadians of all generations and cultural backgrounds. Explore our shared heritage by visiting this award-winning living history museum to get hands-on with maple from.

John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area – 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex

​Maidstone Museum

Sunday February 17 to Saturday February 23, 2019. Maidstone Museum will be celebrating Heritage Week with a new exhibit called “Greetings from the Past”, showcasing hundreds of postcards and greeting cards starting from 1907 through to the 1980s. Witness the evolution in techniques, materials, context, and societal changes through the exhibit, which is markedly different from today’s means of using social media for communication.

10 am to 4 pm, Admission by donation
Maidstone Museum – 1093 Puce Rd, Essex

Amherstburg Freedom Museum – Rarely Seen

Friday, February 1 to Thursday, February 28, 2019.   The Amherstburg Freedom Museum invites the community to view a selection of recently acquired and rarely-seen artifacts from the collection, and learn about the stories that they share.

Tuesday to Friday from Noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays)
Adults: $7.50, Students/Seniors: $6.50, Family (up to five people): $30
Amherstburg Freedom Museum –  277 King St, Amherstburg

Doll and Costume Exhibit Opening

Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22, 2019. Rare and unique dolls and costumes from around the world will now be showcased at the Gordon House Visitor Information Centre. This first exhibit of four will feature dolls of colour, in honour of Black History Month.

8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Free admission
Gordon House – 268 Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg

The information provided in this Guide is for informational purposes only and is based upon sources believed to be accurate and reliable, and we have exercised reasonable care to assure the accuracy of the information. You are responsible for confirming the date, time, price, and venue of a listing by contacting the appropriate organizers directly.