Palmerston Railway Station History
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.
Read a brief history of how the railway came to Palmerston.
Palmerston’s Pedestrian Bridge
The Pedestrian Bridge is considered Palmerston’s most unique and treasured landmark.
Town of Palmerston 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.
Palmerston Military History
Wilfrid Lawrence Wolfe
Wilfrid Lawrence Wolfe served as a Sergeant-Pilot during WWII, seeing action in many operational flights.
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.
William “Bill” McMillan
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
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
The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers.
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