Museum (House), Windmill and Barn

Learn about the history of the Museum, Windmill and Barn (History).

View photos of the move from the original site to our present location (The Move).

View photos of the present Museum, Windmill and Barn (Recent Photos).

Make you selection from the menu to the left.


Please visit the Johnston (Station) Historical Society
to further explore the History of our community.

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
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 if you need further assistance.
We will contact you as soon as possible.

The Simpson Barn

The barn can be rented for your special event.
For information call the Johnston Parks Department at (515) 727-8091.