New Lincoln Museum-Cultural Centre could be open by the end of July

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Published July 12, 2021 at 6:51 pm

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While Provincial lockdowns played a large role in pushing back its opening date, the new Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre could be opening by the end of the month.

Originally slated to open this past May, one Town Hall staffer told us, “We are looking for hopefully the end of July.”

She also advised us that the Town would officially announce the grand opening “by our social media. We know a lot of people are looking forward to this.”

Built at a cost of $1 million, 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.

“A respect for history, a sense of connectedness and community remain central to our residents,” said Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton in a town release.

She added, “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.”

Lloyd Haines, the chair of Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty Volunteer Association, said to his group, it’s all about preserving the past.

“Lincoln remains home to generations of peoples and by preserving entire generations of peoples’ culture and safeguarding their achievements, we acknowledge they existed,” he said.

Town CAO Michael Kirkopoulos noted that they were hoping the shiny new jewel would bring the public to Lincoln.

“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,” he noted.

(Artist concept courtesy of the Town of Lincoln)

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