About the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum
We also host a large library of railway books which are located in our genealogy room. The museum has numerous railway records and has begun to collect microfilm resources which can be accessed by individuals who wish to research their family history and discover ancestral ties to the railroad.
About the Town of Palmerston
Did you know… Palmerston is home to the shortest main street in Southwestern Ontario, as well as the longest pedestrian bridge in all of Ontario.
Learn More About Palmerston’s History
Still Plowing The Snow
March 13, 1947 in the Palmerston Observer With the worst storm within memory, more than a week old, the Canadian National Railways are still struggling to free the Palmerston Division from snow, and there are still many hours of battling ahead of them. Last...
Worst Storm in Years Paralyses All Traffic
March 6, 1947 in the Palmerston Observer Starting last Sunday night, and lasting until Tuesday night, the worst storm to hit this district in the memory of the oldest inhabitants, was experienced. Monday morning, all motor traffic was stopped, rail traffic hung...
The Vaccine Farm of Palmerston
Established in 1885, the Vaccine Farm in Palmerston was the first institution to produce a smallpox vaccine in Ontario.
The Norgan Theatre has provided entertainment to the movie lovers of the Minto community and area for almost 70 years.
The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers.
Operating and restoration resources/funds for the museum are derived from a variety of sources.
Community Sponsors and Contributions
Several community organizations have been generous supporters of the museum through donations of funds, materials and expertise. The Palmerston Lions Club has funded a handcar storage shed.
Local residents have donated items of railway and community interest, and displays on the second floor of the Museum have been contributed by local sports and youth organizations.
Individuals and service organizations have participated in the laying of track, roofing and painting of the baggage building, and renovations and updates within the Station.
The Palmerston Railway Heritage Association has sponsored several fundraising events, including Strawberry Socials in June, and a Christmas Open House and Silent Auction in late fall. Individual and community organizations donate prizes and items for auction. Future projects will be undertaken as volunteers are available. Click here to learn how you can get involved.
The Museum applies for funding grants for both operating expenses and special projects. An application to Service Canada has been approved annually for a student employee for June, July and August.
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