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...
Thomas McDowell was the first resident and first mayor of the Town of 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.
An 1879 excerpt from the Listowel Banner about the opening of the Palmerston Driving Park
The largest manufacturing business in Palmerston in 1907 was the Pork Packing Factory.
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 was built in 1879, and destroyed by fire in 1905.
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.
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.
A list of businesses (and their phone numbers) as published in the Knox Presbyterian Church Cook Book in 1938.
The Palmerston War Memorial Cenotaph was erected on the lawn of the Carnegie Library in December 1919.
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.
Palmerston-born Verdun Stanley Woyce worked as a member of the Bridge & Building group on the CNR.
Wilfrid Lawrence Wolfe served as a Sergeant-Pilot during WWII, seeing action in many operational flights.
One of Palmerston’s treasured landmarks, “Old 81” is a memorial to the days when “Iron Horses” were stabled within the Town.
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.
Established in 1885, the Vaccine Farm in Palmerston was the first institution to produce a smallpox vaccine in Ontario.
William “Bill” McMillan was a member of the Perth Regiment, and worked for the Canadian National Railway (CNR) at the freight sheds in Palmerston.
John Burns Mallett enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940, and attained the rank of Flight Sergeant by the time of his death in 1943.
The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers.
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