Johnstone History Museum
A Project of Johnstone History Society
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Membership is FREE and open to all persons sharing an interest in our regional history. There are two types of membership: Registrant and Subscriber. Registrants may read news, communicate with other members, post updates and keep a personal journal to share experiences with others. (Privacy)
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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 assistance.
Iain Murray 26-Jul-2018
Busy getting the Museum ready for the painters to move in overnight Monday 30th July. Usual task of covering everything and moving furniture about. Good job we have got a great team of volunteers willing to help.
Rees Clark 19-Jul-2018
Interesting family research by Jane Cassidy on her great-grandfather Frank Downs. See the News section.
We're experimenting sporadically with layout options to accommodate the increasing number of mobile device users visiting the site. Some pages are more easily read on small screens by turning the device to landscape mode (wide view).
Check out Eddie McRorie's new article on his years at Wickman Lang. Skilled workers along with business folk made Johnstone what it is. johnstonehistory.org
The Contact form has been repaired. Use it to send a message to the administrator, who will forward it to the right person to help you.
Rees Clark 10-Mar-2017
Just perused the WWI honor role. I think one can safely say there are "too many" names. johnstonehistory.org
Iain Murray 28-Feb-2017
Just to let you know that we have two new displays at the Museum. 1)A Patons display of threads, cord and Shoe Laces as well as some of the Company Advertising materials. 2)A display memorabilia of old Johnstone Organisations, Clubs and Societies.
If you had a problem posting an update Feb 25-27 please try again. A wee bug crept into the premises; happily it attacked the website instead of our exhibits. We think we've squashed it. Have a go!
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