Palmerston Railway Station History
One of Palmerston’s treasured landmarks, “Old 81” is a memorial to the days when “Iron Horses” were stabled within the Town.
Read a brief history of how the railway came to Palmerston.
The Pedestrian Bridge is considered Palmerston’s most unique and treasured landmark.
Town of Palmerston History
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.
As the wrecking date for the Imperial Hotel drew near, the Palmerston Observer kept the town updated on the progress.
Palmerston Military History
Wilfrid Lawrence Wolfe served as a Sergeant-Pilot during WWII, seeing action in many operational flights.
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.
William “Bill” McMillan was a member of the Perth Regiment, and worked for the Canadian National Railway (CNR) at the freight sheds in Palmerston.
Palmerston Local History
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 Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers.
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