Media Release: Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre to open doors on July 24

Media Release: Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre to open doors on July 24


Lincoln, ON – (July 23, 2021) – The Town of Lincoln is delighted to announce the public opening of the new Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre: Home of the Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty on Saturday, July 24.

The new facility, located in the village of Jordan, was designed to properly house the artifacts and exhibits that showcase Lincoln’s uniqueness within the region of Niagara. The Museum was funded by both public funds and private contributions from businesses and individuals. This project was funded in part by the Government of Canada through Canadian Heritage's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.

The museum is offering programs and exhibits and is also available as an event rental space. Programs will run throughout the summer and include STEAM Saturday for kids ages 6-12, wine painting 18+, guided nature walks, and more. These are currently offered by pre-registration only. Opening exhibits are Common Ground, Fraktur, Belonging, and Our Story. Free drop-in tours of the two historical buildings will be available during July and August, and free guided tours of the exhibits will be offered on Fridays at 1:30 p.m.

During Step 3 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopening, the total facility capacity will be 30 at one time during open hours, and 25 people for a social gathering and/or public event.

The Museum’s grand opening is planned for the weekend of October 2-3, 2021. A grand opening celebration will take place in conjunction with Pioneer Day on Saturday, October 2, and Art Lives Here, a new arts and culture event will be held on Sunday, October 3. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Please visit lincolnmuseum.ca to learn more about the museum and for information on exhibitions and programs. Follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram @lincolnmuseumon.

Quotes:

“The Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre is an institution deeply rooted in its community. It plays an essential role in preserving important collections and local heritage. We are proud to support its redevelopment and expansion, which will better showcase local culture for more residents and visitors alike.” - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“This is an exciting time to be living in Lincoln, as we open the doors to this important cultural asset and welcoming community space. We have invested in our community while aligning to our community vision of being a place to grow, a place to prosper, a place to belong.” - Mayor Sandra Easton, Town of Lincoln

“Members of the Lincoln Museum Advisory Committee join me in welcoming residents and visitors alike to experience our newest community attraction. Not only will the museum highlight the storied history of our region but will continue to provide educational and exciting programs. The Community Centre will be a vibrant, cultural hub providing opportunities for families, artists, historians and performers. We are thrilled to see the hard work of so many at last become a reality.” - Terry Teather, Museum Advisory Committee Chair

“Today’s announcement is a result of the collaboration, diligence and contributions by the part of many community members in bringing a clear vision to fruition. The museum will be a focal point and destination in Lincoln for many years to come.” - Michael Kirkopoulos, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Lincoln

On behalf of Regional Council, I am pleased to see the fruition of our $250,000 investment with the completion of this new museum in the Town of Lincoln. Municipal facilities like these act as an important community hub, while also allowing the preservation of our history and culture. I look forward to seeing this facility utilized to its full extend for decades to come. ~ Regional Chair, Jim Bradley

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Wilson
Cultural Development Coordinator
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905 563 2799 ext. 232
Tel: 905 563 8205
jwilson@lincoln.ca

 

Backgrounder

Location

3800 Main Street, Jordan Station, Ontario

 

Operating hours

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission by donation

Opening Exhibits

Common Ground

An exhibition that explores the natural environment in Lincoln and the Niagara Region. The exhibition features some of the archaeological finds that were uncovered during the excavation on the museum site. Artifacts include pottery sherds, projectile points, jewelry, and other tools.

Fraktur

The Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre is home of one of the most significant collections of Fraktur folk art in Canada. This exhibit features unique artwork that presents a glimpse into the culture and everyday lives of early German-speaking settlers in this area.

Belonging

This exhibit explores the diverse experiences of people who have called Lincoln home.

Our Story

Our Story explores the history of Lincoln from early settlement to present day. Learn about early settlement, Indigenous peoples, migration, and life in Lincoln.

 

Funding Contributions

Private Donors:

  • Bench Brewing Company - $100,000
  • Jerry Haines Farrell (private citizen) - $100,000
  • Vintage Hotels - $25,000
  • Cave Spring Vineyard - $25,000
  • Phelps Homes Limited - $25,000

Public and Foundation Funders:

  • Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty Volunteer Association - $1,000,000
  • Government of Canada - Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF)- $1,000,000
  • Niagara Region – Waterfront Investment Program (WIP) - $250,000
  • Niagara Community Foundation - David S. Howe Grant (towards high density storage) - $25,000

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