Tale of a Town Lincoln – Audio Installation is Up at Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre 

The Tale of a Town – Canada is a national oral history and theatre initiative aiming to capture the collective community memory of our country’s main streets, one story at a time…

This fall, our storymobile toured through Lincoln! We interviewed over 60 people in the community who shared their memories of the communities of Lincoln and how it has changed over the years.

Hours of Operation: September to end of April

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 4 p.m.
Sunday – Closed

May to End of August

Monday 8:30 – 4:30
Tuesday – Friday 10 – 5
Saturday & Sunday 10-5

Thank you to all of our storytellers!

Alfred Acres, John Allan, Philip Andrewes, Margaret Andrewes, Mitch Baird, Jasper Brouwer, Will Brouwer, Alisha Brouwer, John Burton, Geet Chahil, Margaret Cliff, Tony Cliff, John Coffman, Pauline Creighton, Fraser Earle, Sandra Easton, Anthony Easton, Art Ellis, Annette Fluit, Drew Forster, Mary Lou Garr, Stella Halkias, Darryl Hanam, Wilma Janssen, Judith Keczan, Tom Konidas, Ray Konkle, Martha Kralt, Terry Lachapelle, Mary Laundry, Sheila Laundry, Barbara Levasseur, Geraldine Leyenhorst, Amy Leyenhorst, Ryan Lunn, Pamela Mason, Rick McClean, Elizabeth Moraal, Wynne Nicholson, Laura Nunamaker, Taylor Parker, Tom Patsiatzis, Dianne Perry, Kostyn Petrunick, John Ripley, Sharon Romagnoli Macdonald, Kiran Ryan, Rudy Schindel, Vicki Schindel, Lydia Schulenberg, Jill Shimizu-Lunn, Ruth Smith, Ken Southward, Andria Teather, Terry Teather, Kenneth Teshima, Amanda Thiessen, Lynn Timmers, Lisa Toms, Carolyn Vilim, Doug Welch, Joseph Wismer, Beth Wismer, Steven Witherspoon, Pat Wotherspoon

With the help of over 60 storytellers, we were able to capture the collective community memory of Lincoln’s main streets, one story at a time. Your stories inspired our Tale of a Town exhibit and we can’t thank you enough for sharing your memories and dreams for the future with us. Although we were not able to use each and every voice, the stories you told inspired the audio installation here today.

Thank you to the Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre for hosting this project and the Niagara Cultural Investment Program for supporting Tale of a Town Lincoln.

Special Thanks:

Ray Konkle, Mary Laundry, Holly Keus, Mike Palmieri, Pat Wotherspoon, and Friends of Lincoln’s History (especially Mary Lou Garr, Myrna Perry, Sharon Romagnoli Macdonald and Ruth Smith).

Team:

Edwin Conroy Jr., William Innes, Deanna Jones, Charles Ketchebaw, Jon Lepp, Natasha Pedros

Partners:

Town of Lincoln, Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre, FIXT POINT. 

Made possible by the Niagara Investment in Culture program

The Tale of a Town is a site-specific theatre and media project that is capturing the collective community memory of our country’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.

Touring across Canada in our storymobile (a.k.a recording booth on wheels) we’re gathering stories in small towns and big cities alike through scheduled and impromptu interviews with independent business owners, local heroes, community stakeholders, and neighbourhood residents.  These stories inspire performance installations that take place in site-specific downtown locations created in collaboration with local artists and in partnership with presenting partners from across the country.

This national venture culminated in 2017 in a multi-platform celebration of the country’s main street culture, in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. 

So far, we’ve interviewed over 3000 Canadians in over 150 communities across the country.