The Johnston Iowa Historical Society maintains a beautiful Museum
in a century old house just west of the Johnston Library

[Museum, Windmill and Barn]
Click on this photo to see more photos of the Museum and Barn.


NOTE: New Information added - select About us from the menu then StEPs

The StEPs section under the About US option has been added.

The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs) ia an assessment program provided by the American Association for State and Local History.

An independent assessment of our use of the StEPs program is presented in this article


NOTE: Information added - select History from the menu then Families

The Families section under the History option has been updated.


Museum Hours

The Museum is now closed for the winter until April 12, 2020.

We will show the museum by appointment only.
If you wish to take a tour, call the museum phone 515-331-0687 and leave a message.
As board members, we continue to hold meetings and carry out the necessary work of the museum.

See you in the spring!

If the telephone is not working, please send an email to jshs@q.com and we will contact you as soon as possible.


The Simpson Barn

The Simpson Barn is a restored barn located at 6169 Northglenn Drive. The barn can be rented for your special event. For information call the Johnston Parks Department at (515) 727-8091.


If you have ever lived, worked or gone to school in Johnston, Iowa you are a part of its unique history. Please join the Johnston (Station) Historical Society.

New members of all ages, who want to learn and help record the past and present history of the area, are always welcome.

To learn more, write:
Johnston (Station) Historical Society
6161 Northglenn Drive
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Or call: (515) 331-0687
Or send us an email: jshs@q.com