Media Release: The Town of Lincoln celebrates the Grand Opening of the Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre
The Town of Lincoln celebrates the Grand Opening of the Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre
Lincoln, ON – (October 2, 2021) – The Town of Lincoln is delighted to announce a weekend of celebrations for the grand opening of the Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre: Home of the Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty. A weekend of festivities has been planned, beginning with a special VIP Gala that took place on October 1, 2021. The museum’s 55th annual Pioneer Day festival will be celebrated on Saturday, October 2nd for the first time at the museum’s new home. On Sunday, October 3rd the museum will welcome the public to its new annual arts and culture festival “Art Lives Here”. Tickets are free to both events in celebration of the grand opening.
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 Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre 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 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
“It is with great pride that we celebrate this remarkable investment and cultural asset in the Lincoln community,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “This new facility is a place where residents and visitors can meet like-minded people and share an appreciation for arts, culture, and history. Museums inspire creativity and provide a sense of belonging and community.”
“The new Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre will have a positive impact not only in local culture; but society as a whole,” said Michael Kirkopoulos, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Lincoln. “Museums can close the gap between community members and visitors of different generations, ethnicity, and social-economic status.”
The new museum and cultural centre is the gateway into the history and artistic traditions of our community. This state-of-the-art facility can store and display artifacts safely, so they are preserved for generations to come.
History of the museum and project
The Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty was first established by a group of volunteers in 1953 and operated for over 40 years. The volunteers were instrumental in developing the collection and ensuring the safekeeping of our community heritage. In 1995, the volunteers approached the Town of Lincoln and asked that the municipality take on the responsibility of running the museum in 1995. The volunteers continued to be a vital part of the museum through advocacy, fundraising, and support. The realization of this new museum build represents over 30 years of fundraising and advocacy by the community.
To learn more about the Lincoln Museum and Culture Centre visit lincolnmuseum.ca.
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Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Left to Right: Ward 3 Councillor Mike Mikolic; Niagara Regional Councillor Rob Foster; Ward 2 Councillor Tony Brunet; Ward 4 Councillor Lynn Timmers; Senator Peter Harder, Senate of Canada; Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton; Vance Badaway, Member of Parliament; Ward 3 Councillor Paul MacPherson; Ward 4 Councillor Greg Reimer; Ward 2 Councillor J.D. Pachereva.
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