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Black History Month

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The 2021 Windsor-Essex Black History Month Activity Schedule activity schedule will be officially launched January 29th, 2021 and updated regularly online. Please visit this page for the latest and most accurate information.

Keep up to date on 2021 Black History Month events happening in Windsor-Essex County

Essex County is rich in Black history. Canadians of African descent have played important roles in the cultural, political, social, and economic progress of our communities. Our region has been populated by people of African descent from the 18th century, when free Black Loyalists as well as enslaved Africans were among the area’s early residents; to the 19th century when formerly enslaved African Americans and free people of colour streamed into this area by the thousands, fleeing either bondage or oppression; to the modern era when immigrants from the continent of Africa and the Caribbean made this region their new home.

Stay tuned for some of the Black History Month events happening around our region!

The eighth annual Windsor-Essex Joint Black History Month Kickoff, an event co-hosted by the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, the Windsor West Indian Association, and the Amherstburg Freedom Museum, will be taking place on Friday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. virtually via zoom. To participate please register via Eventbrite!

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Bag Tags

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Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for friends and family? We’re here to help! The Amherstburg Freedom Museum is offering this embossed bag tag that features the Amherstburg Freedom Museum logo. Put it on your luggage, golf bag, backpack or purse. The possibilities are endless!

All you have to do is give a donation of $35 and this bag tag will be yours, along with a $15 tax receipt. The tag has a brown leather strap and a nickel medallion with the Amherstburg Freedom Museum logo surrounded by a border of leather. The medallion with surrounding leather (not including the strap) measures 88.9mm x 77.6mm.

To order, please call 519-736-5433. Quantities are limited! Happy shopping!

 

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Amherstburg Freeedom Museum Temporarily Closed as of April 3rd, 2021

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In accordance with the Windsor-Essex Health Unit and the Provincial Government’s announcement, the Amherstburg Freedom Museum will be temporarily closed to the public during the lockdown in Windsor-Essex. Please monitor our social media pages for updates on our reopening.

For more information please call the museum at 519-736-5433 should you require further assistance.

Thank you for your cooperation. Be safe and please help us by sharing this announcement!

 

COVID-19 Re-Opening Protocols below remain in place once it is safe to re-open

Please note: Mask wearing is mandatory, but exceptions can be made following orders from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit. Which includes children under five, those experiencing breathing issues, those who cannot safely wear a face covering due to medical reasons, and for religious reasons.

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Christmas At The Museum

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INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PARTICPATE LOCATED BELOW

Join us on Wednesday, December 9th at 7pm on our Facebook or YouTube page for CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM with Joyful Sounds of the Season!

The evening’s program will be hosted by AFM Director Dr. Brenda McCurdy and will feature The New Life Fellowship Praise Team with Musical Director Steve Riley and Renee King-Jackson with additional performances from Brett Logan and Black Kids in Action. Win prizes through our online raffle and wine pull fundraisers on joyfulsounds.givesmart.com

This event is free to watch, but we ask that you consider donating on our website.

Christmas at the Museum is generously sponsored by Detroit Memorial Park Association and Dollars and Cents Investment Inc. Program made possible by Dr. Brock VanDyke of Solid Foundation Chiropractic. We hope you will share in the holiday spirit with us!

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PARTICPATE LOCATED BELOW


Instructions On How To Watch And Participate:

Facebook Instructions:

  1. If you have a Facebook account please login, and click this link
  2. If you do not have a Facebook account you can watch the program on our YouTube page by clicking this link
  3. The Facebook link will take you to our Christmas At The Museum event page where you will be able to watch the video at 7pm
  4. There will be a countdown five minutes before the program starts 7pm
  5. The video should automatically start, but if it does not please refresh your page and you should be able to see the video
  6. You can interact with the video as the program begins, by liking and commenting – we welcome all your participation!
  7. Once the program is done, feel free to close your browser at your convenience

Youtube Instructions: 

  1. If you do not have a Facebook you can watch the Christmas At The Museum program on our YouTube by clicking this link
  2. The YouTube link will take you to our YouTube page
  3. There will be a countdown five minutes before the program starts 7pm
  4. The video should automatically start, but if it does not please refresh your page and you should be able to see the video
  5. Once the program is done, feel free to close your browser at your convenience

GiveSmart Instructions:

  1. To participate in the Prize Raffle and Wine Pull visit www.joyfulsounds.givesmart.com
  2.  If you are a new user, please register to participate. There is a button under the sponsor banner, or you can click the link at the top right hand corner.
  3. You will be asked to input your address, contact information and credit card information to participate
  4. Please fill out all required information
  5. Once the information is submitted you should be redirected back to the givesmart event home page
  6. Click on “view items” to see the Raffle and Wine Pull offerings

Raffle Instructions:

  1. There are two purchasing options for the Raffle
  2. They are located at the top left, and will appear as a red icon ($10/5 tickets) and green icon ($20/15)
  3. To purchase, click the selection of your choosing
  4. After clicking either the red or green icon, you will be shown images of the Raffle prizes to be won, with a list of prizes and the Raffle rules of play
  5. If you have registered and logged in, you should see the option to purchase the tickets below the images of the prizes on the left hand side
  6. You can input the number of tickets you would like to purchase under the heading “Enter The Number To Buy”
  7. Type in the number of tickets to buy. REMEMBER!! Each number of tickets represents either 5 tickets (red icon) or 15 tickets (green). For example if you want to buy 40 Raffle tickets, enter 2 as the quantity when you are purchasing your Raffle tickets after clicking the green icon. If for example you want to purchase 10 Raffle tickets, enter 2 as the quantity when you are purchasing your Raffle tickets after clicking the red icon.
  8. Once you have decided how many tickets to purchase, click “Buy”
  9. You will be redirected to a new screen that gives you the option to keep browsing to purchase more items or to complete the purchase and buy the items now
  10. If you click “Pay Now” you will be redirected to an itemized list of your purchase, and at the bottom of that list the option to “Click Here To Pay”
  11. Once you click the “Click Here To Pay” button you will be asked to confirm, and please click to pay for your purchases
  12. If you are not redirected to either the “Home” page or “Items” page you can click “Home” or “Items” at the navigation bar at the top left hand corner
  13. If you clicked “Keep Browsing” you will be returned to the items page where you can continue to either browse or purchase more items

Wine Pull Instructions: 

  1. Once registered or logged in, click the button the says “View Items’
  2. You will be redirected to the “Items” page where you will see a variety of gift bags that contain a random bottle of wine
  3. After browsing, click the bag you would like to purchase
  4. You will be redirected to a new page showing you a larger image of the wine gift bag, as well as images of the entire selection that is offered. Please note you will only receive the random bottle of wine in the bag you have selected, not the entire selection.
  5. You will also see a listing of the entire selection of wine
  6. Once you are ready to purchase, click “Buy”
  7. You will be redirected to a new screen that gives you the option to keep browsing to purchase more items or to complete the purchase and buy the items now
  8. If you click “Pay Now” you will be redirected to an itemized list of your purchase, and at the bottom of that list the option to “Click Here To Pay”
  9. Once you click the “Click Here To Pay” button you will be asked to confirm, and please click to pay for your purchases
  10. If you are not redirected to either the “Home” page or “Items” page you can click “Home” or “Items” at the navigation bar at the top left hand corner
  11. If you clicked “Keep Browsing” you will be returned to the items page where you can continue to either browse or purchase more items
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Canada Summer Jobs

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Amherstburg Freedom Museum is hiring. We are hiring (1) Museum Cataloguer position. In order to apply applicants must meet eligibility requirements set by Canada Summer Jobs, and have reliable transportation to the museum.

The deadline to apply is December 7, 2020. Preference will be given to members of a visible minority and fluent in both official languages, but all applicants will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to curator@amherstburgfreedom.org.

For more information about each position, click the links below.

Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements:

CSJ 2020 includes new expanded eligibility to include all youth aged 15 to 30, which means youth who are not students are now also eligible

  • Applicant must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Applicant must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • Applicant must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
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