Historical Building Tour - Historic Places Days

Historical Building Tour

Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre
Type
Tour
Address
3800 Main Street, Jordan Station, ON, Canada
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When
1 June - 31 August, 2022 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our historic buildings are open for tours!

The Fry House is a two-story log dwelling built in c.1815 by Jacob Fry and Elizabeth Wismer, two of the early German-speaking Mennonite settlers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The house has been staged with period-relevant objects and functions as a living history site.

Built in 1859 to replace an earlier school that was destroyed by fire, S.S. #4 (School Section #4) was large and bright, with many windows and carefully chosen décor to encourage attention and obedience. This sturdy limestone structure hosted local children for 89 years until 1948. It was the centre of the community, used for the club meetings, adult language classes, and the much-anticipated annual Christmas pageant.

The schoolhouse has been authentically restored to show a typical rural classroom in 1908. During the summer, it is open for guided tours and throughout the year, students on field trips to experience a day-in-the-life of a turn-of-the century child.

Explore the Fry House and schoolhouse with a costumed interpreter from June to August each year from 10-5p.m., Our historic buildings are open for tours!

The Fry House is a two-story log dwelling built in c.1815 by Jacob Fry and Elizabeth Wismer, two of the early German-speaking Mennonite settlers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The house has been staged with period-relevant objects and functions as a living history site.

Built in 1859 to replace an earlier school that was destroyed by fire, S.S. #4 (School Section #4) was large and bright, with many windows and carefully chosen décor to encourage attention and obedience. This sturdy limestone structure hosted local children for 89 years until 1948. It was the centre of the community, used for the club meetings, adult language classes, and the much-anticipated annual Christmas pageant.

The schoolhouse has been authentically restored to show a typical rural classroom in 1908. During the summer, it is open for guided tours and throughout the year, students on field trips to experience a day-in-the-life of a turn-of-the century child.

Explore the Fry House and schoolhouse with a costumed interpreter from June to August each year from 10-5p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays).

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Wheelchair Access

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