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...
Re Opening COVID-19 Precautions
Palmerston Railway Heritage MuseumCOVID – 19 - Rules for the Safe Use of the Museum On June 12, 2020 the government of Ontario lifted restrictions, allowing museums to operate in Stage 2 of the Phase 2 Re-opening plan. The purpose of these rules is to ensure the...
Obituary of Thomas McDowell (First Settler of Palmerston)
Thomas McDowell was the first resident and first mayor of the Town of Palmerston.
The American Art Clay Co. in Palmerston
Crayons were manufactured in Palmerston in the 1950s by the American Art Clay Co.
After the Bubble Burst: A Brief Survey of Life in Palmerston During the Great Depression (1933-1939)
Examining Palmerston Observer newspaper articles from 1933 to 1939, to construct a portrait of what life may have been like for those living Palmerston during the Great Depression.
Palmerston Driving Park
An 1879 excerpt from the Listowel Banner about the opening of the Palmerston Driving Park
Palmerston Pork Packing Co.
The largest manufacturing business in Palmerston in 1907 was the Pork Packing Factory.
Democracy During War Time: Electing A Provincial Representative in 1943 Perth County
The election of the Perth County provincial representative received extensive coverage in the Palmerston Observer for the better part of two months in 1943.
The Wooldridge Door and Sash Factory and Saw Mill
The Wooldridge Door and Sash Factory and Saw Mill was built in 1879, and destroyed by fire in 1905.
Norwell District Secondary School
Norwell District Secondary School, formerly known as Palmerston High School and often simply called Norwell or NDSS, serves an area of approximately 500 km² and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2015.
Selling at the Extremes : A Brief Analysis of Pre and Post Depression Advertisements
An analysis of pre- and post-Depression newspaper advertisements demonstrating the massive cultural shift from boom to bust that took place between 1929 and 1933.
Palmerston Businesses in 1938
A list of businesses (and their phone numbers) as published in the Knox Presbyterian Church Cook Book in 1938.
The War Memorial Cenotaph in Palmerston
The Palmerston War Memorial Cenotaph was erected on the lawn of the Carnegie Library in December 1919.
Well-Deserved Recognition for Palmerston Station Champion Bob McEachern
On Saturday, September 10, local history buff and champion of the Palmerston Railway Station Museum, Bob McEachern was honoured with a plaque and the establishment of the R.W. McEachern Research & Genealogy Centre.
Read a brief history of the Palmerston Railway Station and how it has survived for more than 140 years.
Verdun S. Woyce
Palmerston-born Verdun Stanley Woyce worked as a member of the Bridge & Building group on the CNR.
Wilfrid Lawrence Wolfe
Wilfrid Lawrence Wolfe served as a Sergeant-Pilot during WWII, seeing action in many operational flights.
The ‘Old 81’ Engine
One of Palmerston’s treasured landmarks, “Old 81” is a memorial to the days when “Iron Horses” were stabled within the Town.
Robert J. Wilson
Palmerston-born Robert J. Wilson achieved the rank of Warrant Office Class I Air Bomber as part of the 102 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.
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 Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers.
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