Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Electric Avenue: Historic Streetcars of Windsor
October 3, 2009 - January 4, 2010
Photographer Unknown, Conductor Mr. Patrick Sr., Erie Line, ca. 1930s, gelatin silver print, Courtesy Bernie Drouillard
Curated by Windsor historian Andrew Foot, Electric Avenue: Historic Streetcars of Windsor traces the development of North America’s first streetcar system that linked Leamington, Tecumseh and Amherstburg to Windsor. This exhibition includes ephemera from the collection of noted local history enthusiast Bernie Drouillard, maps and retraceable brochures of streetcar routes, historical photographs and contemporary images of the vestiges of the tracks. Foot, whose International Metropolis website has won many awards, tells a fascinating and largely unknown story of public transit in Essex County, providing food for thought for those interested in environmentally sound alternatives past and future.