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November Museum Listings in Windsor Essex

Friday, November 1, 2019 to Saturday, November 30, 2019


Permanent exhibits include The River and the Land Sustain Us, Original Peoples Culture and Legacy and the Children’s Gallery and Learning Space.

Temporary Exhibits
Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County – This new exhibit features historical maps from the Museum’s collection, some of which have never been on display. Learn about the interesting geographic history of the region and the evolving landscape of Windsor and the surrounding communities.

Cipher I Decipher – This exhibits provides 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.

Temporary Mini-Exhibits
CJAM FM: Making Waves since 1983 – Explore CJAM’s transition to FM broadcasting with this mini-exhibit that features vintage audio equipment and classic photographs from the University of​ Windsor Archives.

Spanish Flu: The Windsor Experience 1918 – 1919 – This mini exhibit  explores the ​impact the Spanish Flu had on the Windsor Region.

Southern Ontario Military Muster (SOMM) Photographic Collection – This photographic mini exhibition features photographs from the SOMM collection including military vehicles, Veterans, soldiers and memorial events.

Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
$5.50 Adult, $4.50 Student/Senior, $16 Family (Admission includes entrance to Maison Francois Baby House)
519.253.1812 x2530, Chimczuk Museum
Chimczuk Museum – 401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor


The Windsor area is the oldest continuously-inhabited French colony west of Montreal and was the first permanent European settlement in all of Ontario. As part of the Museum Expansion Project, The François Baby House (one of the oldest houses in Windsor) was renovated to house exhibitions highlighting aspects of Windsor’s history that were important to the history of this house. As this house was built by an early French-Canadian, François Baby, locating a permanent exhibition on the history of the French in this area is a perfect fit.

In addition to Windsor’s French Roots, other permanent exhibits include Windsor and the War of 1812, and Windsor and the 1838 Rebellion.

Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm
519.253.1812 x2530, Maison Francois Baby House
Maison Francois Baby House – 254 Pitt St., Windsor


Opening November 12, 2019
Boblo Island Exhibit – View photos of Boblo Island submitted by former employees and visitors to the amusement park.

Ongoing Exhibits
Loyalists & The Fur Trade – Come and see how this historic building is rooted in a romantic history, and learn of its role in the Fur Trade.

The Victorian Home – The Park House Museum was owned by the Park Family for over 100 years…hence the name. In commemoration to the height of its mercantile success, the main floor has been restored to the Park’s 1850’s residence and is our permanent display. In a home built without electricity and running water, come and explore how your ancestors lived without our modern convinces.

Mon – Fri 11am – 4pm
$12 Family, $4 Adult, $3 Senior, $2.50 Child Ages 5 – 16, Free Child Ages 1 – 4
519.736.2511, Park House Museum
Park House Museum – 214 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg


November 4, 2019 – January 17, 2020
Holiday and Victorian Doll Exhibit – Shaanti International Costume and Doll Museum collection of dolls is one of the largest in all of Canada. Come learn about different cultures and appreciate the art and talent that go into the creation of these pieces. This is a rotating exhibit. Currently the exhibit features dolls that are holiday or Victorian themed.

Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
Free Admission
519.730.1309, Gordon House
Gordon House – 268 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg