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: Johnston Historical Society Newsletters for 1994 thru 2007 were added 11/26/2022

Select Newsletters from the menu, then select from the years available.


NOTE: Information added 8/30/2022 - select History from the menu then Historical Markers

The Historical Markers section under the History option has been added.


Our Email Address has Changed

Our new email address is: johnstonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com


Historical Murals Tours

The City put the 2019 presentations of the historical murals at the intersection of NW 86th St. & NW 62nd Ave. and at Lawson School on their website as follows:

Historical Murals at Cornerstones

Murals in Lawson Elementary


Museum Hours:

The 1902 Simpson House will be opem in conjunction with certain Johnston Library, Simpson Barn, and Johnston Commons Park events and by appointment.

Consider writing down how you and your family is managing through this experience and send it to the Johnston Historical Society at johnstonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.
You can be part of a Johnston pandemic history collection.

Please call the museum phone 515-608-5730 and leave a message or send an email to johnstonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com if you need further assistance.
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) 608-5730
Or send us an email: johnstonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com