The Lamplighter Tour
is committed to building community spirit in the
Town of Lincoln by showcasing both the talent that exists and the rich heritage and culture that is our foundation.
Our mandate is to foster an awareness for, as well as a sense of pride of local history and heritage sites through a mixture of theatre, dance, music, stories and tours. We are committed to economic development through culture in our community and anticipate many spin-offs to local businesses.
We are a not-for-profit organization founded in November of 2003 as a Centennial Project in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lincoln. We are a volunteer driven organization attracting over 100 local community members of all ages in our first year – friends, neighbours, business associates and former strangers.
Our first production took place in November of 2004 highlighting Beamsville and area in the 1st World War era. Over 300 tickets were sold.
- We moved to Jordan Station in 2005 and sold over 400 tickets in one day.
- In 2006, we were in Vineland Station recounting the historical opening of the QEW in 1939 featuring the Horticultural Experimental Station as it celebrated its 100th anniversary.
- The year 2007 was another anniversary in our town. It was a celebration of 150 years of the Lincoln County Fair! We entered a float along with our Rotary Club in September of 2007 and won 3rd place! Then our Tour took you down memory lane with stories from the Fair throughout the ages from the 1800’s to the present day.
- In 2008, we sold over 440 tickets in a day. We moved to the village of Jordan and celebrated a Victorian Christmas.
- In 2009, our Tour took you to the beautiful historical hamlet of Grimsby Beach.
- 2010 marked yet another fresh, new approach. With the support of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, all the plays were performed in and around the heritage buildings at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area.
- In 2011, the arrival of the Mennonites to the Vineland area was documented in, “We Came This Way, A Journey Along the Black Walnut Trail”.