The Stewarton & District Historical Society is a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are mainly residents of Stewarton in East Ayrshire, Scotland.
We are all keen on keeping the history of our local area alive and accessible to both local and wider world communities.
Office bearers Session 2015-16
President : Gillian Barclay
Secretary: Moira Harper
Treasurer : David McKie
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Thanks for visiting our web site, have a nice day.
Hope to see you at our museum.
What are our main activities?
We have developed a small one room museumwhich is housed on the first floor of the Town House in Avenue Square, Stewarton.
We hold regular presentations throughout the months, September to May.The presentations are wide ranging and include local history, Scottish history and general topics of interest.
We organise visits to historic houses / places once a year.
We assist, where possible, people doing research into their genealogy, if the family has links to Stewarton and District.
The roads to Stewarton.
Museum opening hours.
Tuesday morning 10.00am to 12.00pm
2.00pm to 4.00pm
First Saturday of each month
10.00am to 12.00pm
(or by arrangement.)
Hope you all had a nice summer break. The museum is now back open for visitors.
The society would like to thank
Mr Brian Ashard, Managing Director of Robert MacKie and Sons, Stewarton, for the kind donation of a Bonnet stretching stool, two bonnet knitting machines, needles, a selection of bonnets, bonnet specification sheets and photographs of the bonnet making process.
The two knitting machines are shown in the bottom left of the photograph below.
The balaclava on the stretching stool was also kindly donated.
These can be seen in the museum.
A similar balaclava was made by Robert MacKie and sons for Chris Bonnington on his famous climb of Mount Everest.