Museum Projects

Curling Exhibition

Curling has been a popular local sport for many generations and this is well documented in display of photos, medals and newspaper cuttings

Also on display are several curling stones made in the local Craighead Quarry. In addition Jackie Lockhart, the Scottish International Curler, whose father grew up in Crawfordjohn, has kindly loaned the museum a shirt and photos from her World Championship success
Previous Projects

During 2005 a major project on the life and work of Sadie McLellan Artist in Glass was created, evidence of which can be seen within the old church.

In 2006 we began recording spoken history; life stories from within the community, with a talk on covenanting times launching the season with tales of gore and treachery. The nearby villages of Crawford, Douglas and Sanquhar have well recorded legends from these times. Crawfordjohn was thought to harbour a spy!!

2007 related to Music in the Hills with a concert in the village hall, in conjunction with the Trustees of the neighbouring Douglas Heritage Museum launching the programme.

There was also a talk on the various musicians and bands native to these hills over the last fifty years.

Next Project: we plan on developing our Farming theme by comparing the methods of hill sheep farming 50 years ago to those of today