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March Break at Museum Windsor | Chimczuk Museum
March 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Enjoy family and child friendly March Break fun at Museum Windsor’s Chimczuk Museum on March 13-18, 2018.
Enjoy Museum Windsor’s new exhibits, self guided March Break activities, and scavenger hunts.
Cursive Writing: Reading and Writing the Old School Way
Dates: On through May 27, 2018
Description: In any style, cursive text also known as handwriting, script, longhand, or running text is the joining of the character symbols of language in a flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster and more efficient. While words in format cusive text are typically all joined, casual cursive often involves combination of joins and pen lifts. The history of handwriting, in the West, dates back thousands of years. This new exhibit – organized and circulated by Museum London – traces its history and development.
Diecast From The Past: A History of Autos
Dates: On through June 30, 2018
Description: Many women and men experience a lifelong passion for automobiles that often starts at a very young age. Prior to being able to drive or own a real car or a truck, children often play with miniature versions of their favourite vehicles on living room floors, in sandboxes, schoolyards or anywhere else a child might play. The Automobile represents freedom, independence and for the last 115 years a source of employment for many residents of Windsor and Essex County. Society tends to see die cast models as merely toys, but in truth despite their toy-based roots they have evolved into pieces of collectable art. Museum Windsor’s new 2018 Exhibit Diecast From the Past: A History of Autos explores the history of die cast model cars, Windsor Ontario’s automotive history and the relationship popular culture has with the Automobile.
Breaking The Colour Barrier: Wilfred ‘Boomer’ Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars
Dates: On through March 31, 2018
Description: During Black History Month, the Chimczuk Museum will be hosting a travelling exhibit about the Chatham Coloured All-Stars, the first African-Canadian baseball team to win an Ontario Baseball Amateur Association (Intermediate B) in 1934. The exhibit is an outreach project related to the recently-launched website, “Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred ‘Boomer’ Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars”. This portable exhibit will be on display at the Chimczuk Museum. Everyone is welcome to come and explore this fascinating story.
Chimczuk Museum: general admission $5.25 (family rate of $15.50), Free to Museum Members and Museum Volunteer Group.
The Chimczuk Museum is located at 401 Riverside Dr. W. in downtown Windsor.