Media Release - Town Receives $500,000 Towards New Museum and Cultural Centre
Heritage Gift Shop Volunteers provide second installment of $1M pledge
Lincoln, ON - (December 15, 2020) Celebrating more than 27 years of creamy fudge flavours, authentic local fruit jams, hostess gifts and trend-setting apparel, the Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty Heritage Gift Shop Volunteers joyously express appreciation to their many loyal customers by presenting the Town of Lincoln with a $500,000 contribution towards the new Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre – Home to the Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty. This is the second installment of a larger $1,000,000 pledge made by the Volunteers in 2015.
“A respect for history, a sense of connectedness and community remain central to our residents,” said Mayor Sandra Easton. “The new Museum and Cultural Centre we are constructing would not be a reality without the volunteer-driven dedication from the Gift Shop Volunteers, who committed to raising funds for cultural assets that support a healthy and thriving community.”
The Heritage Gift Shop opened in Jordan Village in 1993 and over many years has been powered by several hundred volunteers. The proceeds from the last two decades have been reserved for the new museum development project.
“Lincoln remains home to generations of peoples and by preserving entire generations of peoples’ culture and safeguarding their achievements, we acknowledge they existed,” remarked Lloyd Haines, Chair, Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty Volunteer Association. “Working together, heritage minded community volunteers, Lincoln Council, Town Staff, Mayor Easton and our Senator, Peter Harder, all deserve recognition in the notable achievement of this Museum and Culture Centre.”
The new Museum and Cultural Centre will provide a space for old histories to be preserved, acknowledged and celebrated while connecting the past to present narratives, innovative exhibits, new programming and exciting social events. It will also ensure that the community’s historical collection is appropriately stored, environmentally monitored and professionally curated.
“The development of a new purpose-built Museum and Cultural Centre is an important legacy project that will benefit the entire community and ensure that Lincoln becomes a cultural tourism destination,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Kirkopoulos. “Museums are intrinsically linked to the cultural fabric of any community and we are grateful for this significant financial contribution and the dedication of those who made it possible”.
The new Museum and Cultural Centre project broke ground in May 2019 and is expected to be completed and open to the community in 2021. For more information, visit www.lincoln.ca.
For information, please contact:
Associate Director, Recreation and Culture
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 464
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
The cheque was presented to Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton and Chief Administrative Officer Michael Kirkopoulos by long serving volunteers Eileen Catterall and Sandra Redman, Heritage Gift Shop Treasurer, Pam Mullen, and The Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty Volunteer Association Board Chair, Lloyd Haines.
(Front Row L-R: Eileen Catterall, Sandra Redman, Mayor Sandra Easton, Pam Mullen. Back Row L-R: Lloyd Haines,
CAO Michael Kirkopoulos.)
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