Exhibitions

In the Galleries

Current Exhibits

The Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre has two permanent exhibitions which are always available to the public. The museum also has two rotating gallery spaces which feature new exhibits twice a year. Discover what’s on display!

September 2023 - January 2024

01Poppa Wilson: A Folk Art Story

After beginning his career as an artist at the age of 81, Poppa Wilson made thousands of artworks. Based in Vineland, his folk art reflects his life in rural southern Ontario. Stories, both true and imagined, are captured in vibrant hues and bold brushstrokes.

Having rarely visited art galleries or taken any lessons, his happy colourful scenes emerged from his unique point of view. Self-taught and entirely instinctual, Poppa's art has a language of it's own.

Permanent Exhibit

02Fraktur

With bold pen strokes and brightly coloured nature motifs, Fraktur folk art presents a glimpse into the culture and every-day lives of early German-speaking settlers in this area. Come immerse yourself in this exquisite folk-art tradition.

Hockey
Hockey

September 2023 - January 2024

03Hockey

A travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History.

The sweat-soaked smell of the locker room. The flick of the wrist shot. The screams of enthusiastic fans. For millions of Canadians, winter is synonymous with hockey – a sport integral to Canadian society. Hockey bring us together. It thrills us. It is part of our identity, our shared history. It is a passion handed down from generation to generation, a recreational activity and a commercial enterprise.

Our Story exhibit
Our Story exhibit

Permanent Exhibit

04Our Story

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

She is Planting the Peace
She is Planting the Peace

Window Exhibit

05Sge:no eye:twahs She is Planting the Peace

This piece is a depiction Jikonhsaseh, the first clan mother. Jikonhsaseh is considered by many Iroquois as the ‘mother of nations’. She was an important proponent for peace between warring nations that later became the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

The artwork connects the Indigenous history of Jordan Village prior to European settlement, and with the modern-day Six Nations, on whose traditional territory the museum lies.

Artist, Odadrihonyanisoh (Sara General) belongs to the Turtle Clan and the Mohawk Nation. She lives in the community of Six Nations by the Grand River on Turtle Island with her husband and three children. She is a writer, an artist, a language learner and a researcher.

Calling Career Artists

Artist Spotlight Program

Are you a career artist interested in exhibiting at the museum? Apply to our Artist Spotlight Program! The program aims to help artists grow by showcasing their work to the community.

For more information, call (905) 563-2799 or email museum@lincoln.ca. To apply, please complete the form.

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The Museum from Home

Online Exhibits

Enjoy some of the museum’s exhibitions from the comfort of your home. Check out some of our digital exhibits available on Google Arts and Culture.

Memories of Lincoln
Memories of Lincoln

Digital Exhibit

01Memories of Lincoln

To celebrate Lincoln's 50th Anniversary, residents submitted their memories and photographs, creating this collection that commemorates the people and places that make our community great.

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Belonging
Belonging

Digital Exhibit

02Belonging

The cultural tapestry of our community is a rich one. Woven together over time, different people, places, and practices have merged and diverged in the history of our area.

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