Windsor (City Of). Recreation and Culture

Site: Windsor's Community Museum - Pitt St W

Service: Museum Windsor - Maison François Baby House

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-253-1812
E-Mail wmuseum@citywindsor.ca
Website www.museumwindsor.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Maison François Baby House:  
* The François Baby House (built in 1812) is a National Historic Site of Canada.* Built by an early French-Canadian, François Baby, the house now features exhibitions related to the history of the house. 
 
Windsor's French Roots exhibition explores the following:b> 
* How the French came to Windsor 
* French and First Nations 
* French and slavery 
* Life on the French Frontier 
* Importance of Jesuit Pear Trees 
* How Windsor's street system reflects French settlement patterns  
* Changing nature of the French population over the years  
* Windsor/Essex area unique contributions to the French language  
* Preserving the language - the role of French Schools  
* Cultural Survival 
 
Other featured exhibitions include "Windsor and the War of 1812", "Windsor and the 1838 Rebellion," the "History of the Francois Baby House and the Baby Family," "The Vault Exposed - an exhibition of selections from the collection" and a firearms exhibition. 
 
Reference library and archives for consultation on site - please call ahead for an appointment
Hours Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm * Sun 2pm-5pm (May-Sep) * Mon closed
Areas Served Essex County ; Windsor
Eligibility No restrictions
Application None required for most services 
Reference library and archives for consultation (Appointment Required)
Languages English ; French
Fees Membership - see website for details ; Service - for programs, research, special events and admission ; Admission - see website for admission rates
Agency Information
Established 1958
Funding City / Town
Site Information
Site Location Museum Windsor - Maison Francois Baby House
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
254 Pitt St W
Windsor, ON N9A 5L5
 
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Intersection Ferry St and Pitt St W
Mailing Address c/o Museum Windsor - Francois Baby House
Bus Routes Transway 1A ; Transway 1C ; Crosstown 2 ; Ottawa 4 ; Dominion 5 ; Dougall 6
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance ; Parking, Ramp, Entrance, Chairlift to basement and 2nd flr, Washroom are on basement and 2nd floor levels

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