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Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty
3800 Main St, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0
The Jordan Historical Museum is a community history museum that tells the story of the five towns and villages within the boundaries of Lincoln, Ontario. The museum began as a joint project between Jordan Wines and the people of the area, many of whom were descendants of Pennsylvania German Mennonite Pennsylvania Dutch and Loyalist settlers United Empire Loyalists.
The museum consists of an acre of land that overlooks the Twenty Mile Creek, with three buildings: the 1815 Pennsylvania German Mennonite log farmhouse, an 1859 stone school house, and a main administration building. The latter features an exhibit gallery with a special collection of fraktur folk art Fraktur. The log farmhouse is located on the site of a former church, demolished in 1899. It is surrounded by a grave site featuring names of Loyalist and Mennonite families.
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