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Heritage Day 2020 At Chimczuk Museum, and François Baby House (Free Admission)
February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum Windsor is celebrating Heritage Day with FREE admission to the Chimczuk Museum, and François Baby House, featuring fun activities, new exhibits, and interesting tours on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
This family-friendly event is the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the new exhibit opening at the Chimczuk Museum: Bustles & Bows: Women’s Fashion from the Victorian Era to the 1920s (Official Opening February 15).
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. If you think fashion is the bee’s knees, make sure to check out our upcoming exhibit on historical fashion trends and styles
There will be lots of great family friendly activities happening throughout the day:
Enjoy guided tour of the exhibit at 1pm. In addition, there will be time machine and fashion themed crafts, family friendly activities, and a 20% off sale in the Museum Gift Shop (Saturday & Sunday).
The Chimczuk Museum is located at 401 Riverside Dr. W. in downtown Windsor.
François Baby House
The Windsor area is the oldest continuously-inhabited French colony west of Montreal and was the first permanent European settlement in all of Ontario. The François Baby House (one of the oldest houses in Windsor) exhibits highlight aspects of Windsor’s history that were important to the history of this house. This house was built by an early French-Canadian, François Baby.
Fun Fact: Museum Windsor started off as the Hiram Walker Historical Museum!
The François Baby House is located at 254 Pitt Street West in downtown Windsor.
Celebrate the past this Heritage Day with a visit to Chimczuk Museum, and François Baby House.
About Canadian Heritage Day & Ontario Heritage Week
The third Monday of February is Canadian Heritage Day, a day to recognize and pay tribute to our land and landmarks, our nation’s history, our diverse cultures and our traditions. The Heritage Canada Foundation first established Heritage Day in 1974. Heritage Day coincides with Ontario Heritage Week, which takes place annually the third week of February.