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October Museum Listings in Windsor Essex

Tuesday, October 1 to Thursday, October 31


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

Starting September 28, 2019
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.

Starting October 12, 2019
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


Permanent exhibits include Windsor’s French Roots, Windsor and the War of 1812, and Windsor and the 1838 Rebellion.

Temporary Exhibition/Display
60 Years of Your Community Museum: 
Did you know that Museum Windsor started off as the Hiram Walker Historical Museum? Come by the François Baby House to celebrate the museum’s 60th anniversary with a new display, 60 Years of Your Community Museum! Featuring an overview of the museum’s history and revealing the contents of a time capsule created for the 30th anniversary in 1988.

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


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


The Pelee Island Heritage Centre aspires to research, collect and preserve the evidence of the Island’s (and neighbours’) human history, to protect the community’s natural heritage, and to educate the public about our combined heritage through exhibits, publications, special presentations and our extended stay education program.

Ongoing Exhibits:
The Middle Devonian Setting – Invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology.

The Archaeology of Pelee – Our first visitors and settlers.

And many more!

Daily 10am – 4pm until October 13
Free Admission (donations appreciated)
519.724-2291, Pelee Island Heritage Centre
Pelee Island Heritage Centre – 1073 West Shore Rd., Pelee Island


Shaanti International Museum of Costumes and Dolls – This exhibit will rotate featured dolls and costumes four times a year.

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