Johnstone History Museum
Johnstone History Society • Scotland

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Johnstone History Museum is in Johnstone, Scotland. It contains local industrial and social artefacts and memorabilia. For opening times and directions follow the Schedule and Direction buttons on this page. [Overview]

Coming Events

18-Jan-2022 - Johnstone HIstory Society Social Evening - Tues 18th Jan 2022
08-Feb-2022 - Johnstone HIstory Society Monthly Talk - Tues 8th Feb 2022
08-Mar-2022 - Johnstone HIstory Society AGM - Tues 8th Mar 2022
12-Apr-2022 - Johnstone HIstory Society Monthly Talk - Tues 12th Apr 2022
10-May-2022 - Johnstone HIstory Society Monthly Talk - Tues 10th May 2022

Welcome our Newest Member

Lance Henderson (4 Jan)

From our members...

Iain Murray 31-Oct-2021
It's that time of year again. The 2022 Calendar is now in stock. Visit our shop for details.
Rees Clark 29-Jan-2021
Here across the pond and at the edge of another, I found the linked article RE local dialects interesting. www.pressandjournal.co.uk


Administrator 21-Feb-2019
We've added a Donate button to the home page. Your gift helps support this site and the museum.
 
 

 

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Our 2022 Calendar
Thanks to all those who purchased one of our Calendars this time round. We have now SOLD OUT. It's always a balancing act to know how many to purchase each year. We don't produce it to make a profit but neither do we wish to see the Museum lose money. We broke even about a week ago and a last minute sales effort on New Years Eve saw our last one... Continues...
Johnstone Band - Black Cart Water
Johnstone Band had a piece of music specially commissioned to perform at the recent Kapitol Cory Online Brass Band Championships. The piece, Black Cart Water by Nicholas Olsen, celebrates Johnstone’s industrial past with the thread and cotton mills that were powered by the Black Cart Water. We hope you enjoy our performance.

Thanks to Mark... Continues...
Great Drone video of Johnstone by Kukscinema Scotland
Kukscinema Scotland has produced a memorable flyover video of Johnstone. We recommend expanding the view to full screen. View at Facebook.

Kali (MacLaurin) Lindner's hunt for her Roots
Kali has now supplied a great photograph of the McLaurin family at Cartside House. Thought I would share.




Kali (MacLaurin) Lindner's hunt for her Roots
Kali Lindner and her family from Montana in the USA, recently visited the Museum, seeking information about her ancestors, the McLaurin family, of Smith & McLaurin fame. They also wished to find anything they could about Cartside House, the McLaurin's family home.

We were able to find information about the McLaurins who lived in the Mansion over... Continues...

History Society Talks return
We are delighted to let you know that Johnstone History Society Talks will return in October.

We will be at our usual venue of the Masonic Hall in Collier Street at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 12th October when we will have a talk from Douglas Breingan, of Renfrewshire Leisure, entitled 'Scottish Gardens - Mediaeval to Georgian' which Douglas tells me will feature some local gardens that might intrigue you! The talk starts at 7.30 so be there on time as we will have to keep covid rules at this point in time.