We always love it when we get to celebrate part of our community’s history.

The Essex County Black Historical Research Society is inviting you to WindsorEats for a public announcement/dedication ceremony celebrating three new Black history murals. The event is happening Thursday, February 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at 400 Erie Street East.

Weather permitting, we’ll begin with an outdoor ceremony ahead of the indoor reception. Meet the artists, board members and key community partners, as well as descendants of some of the individuals depicted in the murals at this very special celebration.

To assist with planning, we ask that you RSVP to ecbhrs@gmail.com if you intend to participate.

Artists DERKZ, Jermaine Baylis, and Ed Irmen were selected to complete the murals which commemorate the rich Black history of the area. The murals will be located at 400 Erie Street East, Suites 3 and 9, as well as 920 Mercer. In addition to beautifying the district, the grant will also fund promotional material, a video, and educational curriculum to support greater awareness of the area and its history.

WindsorEats is super excited to have one of the murals on the face of our building and can’t wait to incorporate the stories of all 3 murals into our Windsor Graffiti Scooter Tour, which runs every weekend from May to October.