"The Founding of Harriston"
"The Founding of Harriston"
Built in 1867: Original owner was the Methodist Church.
Built in 1868: Original home of Joshua Harrison.
The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Palmerston’s history as a nexus of the railway age. Housed in the old Palmerston Railway Station, the museum contains a collection of donated railway memorabilia, artifacts and photographs. It is also the site of Palmerston’s Pedestrian Bridge.
Built in 1877: Original home of Alexander Meiklejohn.
Centered in the Palmerston Lions Heritage Park, the Pool and Splash Pad feature a variety of swimming programs and private lessons. It is open during summer only.
A lavish Victorian bed & breakfast on the edge of Harriston, Meiklejohn House was built in the 1870’s by Harriston’s first mayor. Today it serves as a luxury retreat.
Frank Lambier Court dedication ceremony in Palmerston with Mayor Bridge, Legion Branch 409 representatives and the Lambier family.
Don “Tuffy” MacDougall served “B” Troop of the 100th Light, Anti-Aircraft Battery out of
Guelph from March 1941 through “Cease Fire” May 8 1945 into September of 1945. The
100th was part of the 4th Canadian Infantry Division. Tuffy’s military story is mostly about
times with people away from the war and with those he served. He spoke less about combat
details. Those who knew Tuffy said he was about people and his experiences around them.
Directly opposite the Lions Park, Harriston’s I.O.D.E. Park runs along the Greenway Trail. The park contains well-kept gardens, and a beautiful wooden gazebo.
A beautiful Bed and Breakfast owned by John Ward and Linda Glass Ward. Located between Harriston and Clifford.
Located on the main street of Harriston, Davie’s Antiques has offered antique furnishings, collectibles, books, china and other items for over twenty years.
Built in 1882: Original home of William French.
The Kinsmen Pool is situated on the corner of Raglan and Queen street in Harriston. During the summer it offers swimming lessons, aqua-fit programs and lifeguarding classes.
The Norgan is a restored movie theatre located in downtown Palmerston. It features newly released films, special events, and concerts. It is also home to Palmerston’s Big Film Fest, a monthly film screening featured on the Toronto International Film Festival’s Film Circuit.
Built in 1890: Original home of John Howes.
The Harriston & District Horticultural Society’s main event is the annual Garden Festival, featuring a variety of flowers, plants, vegetables and outdoor crafts and decorations. They are also involved in the maintenance of public flower boxes and beds, as well as educating youth on the importance of horticulture.
Built in 1872: Original owner was Reuben Smith.
The Harriston Kinsmen support a number of parks and recreation projects, including Harriston’s Public Pool. They raise funds for these and other good causes through fundraisers like the Harriston Christmas Parade, curling bonspiels, slow pitch tournaments and an annual comedy night.