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Saturday July 8, 2023 to Sunday July 9

Duff-Baby House 225th Anniversary Weekend

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Celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the Duff-Baby House all weekend long.

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The Duff-Baby House was built in 1798 and is named for its first two owners, Alexander Duff and James Baby. It is recognized among the most significant late eighteenth-century landmarks in Upper Canada. July 8-9th is our 225th anniversary weekend and we’ve planned a special celebration.

The Duff-Baby House will be celebrating its 225th anniversary on the weekend of July 8 and 9, 2023, with a weekend filled with fun activities for the whole family. See the full schedule of events below:

Saturday, July 8

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Free tours of the Duff-Baby House
  • Voyageur historical interpreter Matt Drouillard on site
  • Lost Arts in the Interpretation Centre: Basket weaving; tin smithing (Park House); textiles of the past, including samples of tatting, crochet, needlepoint, quilting, etc.
  • Games of hoops and graces for children on the front lawn
  • Plein-air artists on the front lawn (weather permitting)

11:30 a.m.

  • Procession and brief celebratory speeches
  • Cutting of the cake and distribution of the cupcakes

Noon to 2 p.m.

  • Face painting for children

2 p.m.

  • Riverfront Theatre Company mini-production of “The Founding of Sandwich”

Sunday July 9

Noon to 4 p.m.

  • Free tours of the Duff-Baby House
  • Members of the Fort Malden Guard Unit on site

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Talks in the Interpretation Centre:
    • 1:00 p.m. Frank Perissinotti, Retired Professor, St. Clair College: “The Building of a Mansion in 1798”
    • 2:00 p.m. Rick Duff (descendant of Alexander Duff): “Searching for your Scottish family Roots”
    • 3:00 p.m. Dr. Larry Kulisek, Retired Professor, University of Windsor: “Life in Sandwich in 1798”

​​​​Upcoming Open Days at the Duff-Baby House:

  • August 26 – Tours of the house – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • September 16 – Tours of the house – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 14 – Tours of the house – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 4 – Tours of the house – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 9 – Tours of the house – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit www.MuseumWindsor.ca to learn more about special events and current exhibitions.

Venue: Duff-Baby Mansion

221 Mill Street
Windsor, Ontario N9C 2R1 Canada


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