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Pioneer Day - Jordan Village

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Left Image: Victorian Dancers (Town of Lincoln); Top Right: The historic Fry House (Town of Lincoln); Mid Right: A flashback to the pioneer days (Town of Lincoln); Bottom Right: The historic School House (M. Porter) 
 

General Information

Every year as autumn sets in, the tree leaves change into vibrant colours and communities come together to celebrate the wonderful fall harvest. The wonderous setting in the Village of Jordan also brings to life the historical times of the pioneers. Come to the Town of Lincoln and visit the Jordan Historical Museum to go back in time and witness the magic!

 

Held throughout the grounds of the Jordan Historical Museum, Pioneer Day is filled with many fun and exciting activities that take place through out the day from heritage arts and crafts demonstrations to music and dancing.  Satisfy your hungry and let your taste buds enjoy the traditional Mennonite foods, and try some famous apple fritters and delicious hot apple cider.  Take a break and enjoy the scenery as the grounds overlook the beautiful fall foliage of the Twenty Valley.

 

Discover the magic and bring the whole family to experience the sights and sounds of what it was like to live in the pioneer days! 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

Hours of Operation

Pioneer Day takes place each year as a one-day event at the beginning of October (the weekend before Thanksgiving)  and generally runs from mid-morning through to the late afternoon.

 

Directions

From Hamilton:

Head east on the QEW 

 

Take exit 57 toward Victoria Avenue/Vineland/County Road-24 and drive about 1 km

 

Turn left at Prudhomme Boulevard

 

Turn left at Victoria Avenue and drive about 3 km

 

Turn left at Culp Road and drive about 1 km

 

Take the second right onto 21st Street and drive about 2 km

 

Turn right at Main Street and the Jordan Historical Museum will be on the right

 

From Niagara Falls:

Head west on the QEW

 

Take exit 57 toward Victoria Avenue/Vineland/County Road-24 and drive about 1 km

 

Turn left at Prudhomme Boulevard

 

Turn left at Victoria Avenue and drive about 3 km

 

Turn left at Culp Road and drive about 1 km

 

Take the second right onto 21st Street and drive about 2 km

 

Turn right at Main Street and the Jordan Historical Museum will be on the right

 

Cultural

Pioneer day is a truly remarkable event that gives both children and adults the opportunity for a fun, educational and cultural experience. The Museum grounds showcases many different early settler demonstrations that people can watch or even take part in.  Music and laughter fills the air as the Victorian dancers take stage and perform a skillful dance that is also open for public participation.

 

Community pride radiates from this event and the cultural signficance is demonstrated wonderfully by the volunteers and entertainers. The public gets an opportunity to understand and learn about the authentic Pennsylvania German Mennonite lifestyle, from the music and dance, to the wardrobe and food. Entertainers like the Playford Players and the White Pine Native Dancers bring to life the fun and excitement of the pioneer times.

 

 

Further Information

 

For additional information visit the following websites: 

 

Tourism Niagara

 

Jordan Village

 

Pioneer Day flicker photos 

 

This web page was prepared by Kasey Pollard in December 2009.  A special thanks to the staff of the Jordan Historical Museum for their help in the creation of this page.

Facilities

There is free parking available for the public, as well as a shuttle bus to and from the Jordan Arena.

Admission Fee

Adults - $4.00 Senior/Children under 3 - $3.00 Family - $12.00

Address

Pioneer Day
Jordan Historical Museum, 3800 Main Street
Jordan, Ontario
L0R 1S0 Municipality Town of Lincoln

Telephone

(905) 562-5242

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1481695
Longitude -79.3698064
UTM easting 632555
UTM northing 4778558

Administration

Sylvia Beben
Assistant Museum Director
Jordan Historical Museum
3800 Main Street
Jordan, Ontario
L0R 1S0
Tel (905) 562-5242
Fax (905) 562-7786 
Email sbeben@lincoln.ca

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