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!

Fraktur Exhibit
Fraktur Exhibit

Permanent Exhibit

01Fraktur

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.

Sign of the Thymes Exhibit
Sign of the Thymes Exhibit

August 2022 - Fall 2023

02Sign of the Thymes: Rittenhouse School & Gardens

In the late 1800s, schools began teaching children to "learn by doing" instead of memorizing dates and facts from textbooks. The move towards practical learning was a sign of the times - a shift in thinking to keep children interested in nature. Lincoln's Rittenhouse School and Gardens embodied this change, and was recognized as having one of the best school gardening programs in Canada.

Woodlands & Waterways Exhibit
Woodlands & Waterways Exhibit

August 2022 - Fall 2023

03Woodlands & Waterways

Ferns peek out of cracks and crevices while bright green moss blankets the north side of all things. Enormous boulders have fallen into waterbeds forming a landscape that speaks of the time before time. "Woodlands & Waterways" is Jennifer Elliotson's tribute to the precious Carolinian forest that defines the Niagara Escarpment.

Our Story exhibit
Our Story exhibit

Permanent Exhibit

04Our 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.

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.

Exiles in Our Own Country
Exiles in Our Own Country

Digital Exhibit

01Exiles in Our Own Country

Explore the experiences, hardships, and trauma of Japanese Canadians who were forcibly displaced to Ontario in the 1940s and 1950s. This is a Canadian story of hardship, but also of great resilience. This is the story of Japanese Canadians in Ontario.

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Memories of Lincoln
Memories of Lincoln

Digital Exhibit

02Memories 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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