Johnstone History Museum
A Project of 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]

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10-Mar-2020 - Johnstone History Society Annual General MeetingTalk

Welcome our Newest Member

Joanne B Moss Smith (4 Jan)

From our members...

Rees Clark 11-Nov-2019
Thos. and Lavinia (née Fleming) McKee-Goodwin of Johnstone and their children. My grandmother Anna (born in Iowa 1886)...


administrator 21-Feb-2019
We've added a Donate button to the home page. Your gift helps support this site and the museum.
Iain Murray 20-Sep-2018
We are busy updating the history museum displays. Thanks to the wee Monday Archive Team/Coffee Club for all their...



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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... Continues...

2020 History Museum Calendar - Sold out
Thanks to everone who ordered our 2020 Calendar. We have now completely sold out. Last year we were left with quite a few. This year we decided to lower the price and limit the number we ordered.
The Linwood Line
Read about Joe Reilly's life at the Linwood Car Plant in the latest addition to our Shop Catalogue. (Joe Reilly and Dr Valerie Wright will be presenting "The Linwood Line" at the December talk of the History Society Tue December 10th

October Talk - Bridgescapes
Our members at the October meeting were treated to a fantastic talk on bridges by Bruce Keith. Were were unsure of what we were going to hear but were treated to a very informative and interesting talk on the history of bridges in Scotland from the earliest surviving stone bridge to the New... Continues...


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