Town Line Museum

Town Line Museum The Museum is about reliving the year 1962 and the memories of the 1950's and 60's. We are open by appointment. There is no charge for tours. Donations accepted and always appreciated. We are not handicap equipped . Phone 518-762-5853

Town Line Museum
05/06/2019

Town Line Museum

Another amazing donation to the Town Line Museum!
Tom & Donna Valachovic, former Johnstown residents, stopped by with a super addition to our displays. Tom has collected match book covers for many years, and has put together several pages of vintage covers of Johnstown and Gloversville. All of these have stores that we frequented years ago and some long before my time. Many thanks Tom and Donna!!! Also always a big thanks to all of our past donors. Without you our displays would not be as nice.

Town Line Museum
05/06/2019

Town Line Museum

Another amazing donation to the Town Line Museum!
Tom & Donna Valachovic, former Johnstown residents, stopped by with a super addition to our displays. Tom has collected match book covers for many years, and has put together several pages of vintage covers of Johnstown and Gloversville. All of these have stores that we frequented years ago and some long before my time. Many thanks Tom and Donna!!! Also always a big thanks to all of our past donors. Without you our displays would not be as nice.

Another amazing donation to the Town Line Museum!Tom & Donna Valachovic, former Johnstown residents, stopped by with a s...
05/06/2019

Another amazing donation to the Town Line Museum!
Tom & Donna Valachovic, former Johnstown residents, stopped by with a super addition to our displays. Tom has collected match book covers for many years, and has put together several pages of vintage covers of Johnstown and Gloversville. All of these have stores that we frequented years ago and some long before my time. Many thanks Tom and Donna!!! Also always a big thanks to all of our past donors. Without you our displays would not be as nice.

Looks like our kind of place! Good luck from Town Line Museum!!!🍨
03/19/2019

Looks like our kind of place! Good luck from Town Line Museum!!!🍨

Town Line Museum
03/07/2019

Town Line Museum

NEW THIS YEAR!
Several years ago we acquired a photo booth (c.1949) from the Johnstown Recreation Center which we believe was originally from Shermans Amusement Park in Caroga Lake. Unfortunately the complete inside door assembly was missing, so we kept the curtains closed. The is one of the rarest photo booths known. The Photo Me model 9, which means parts do not exist! After hours of network searching, I found a person who had one and was so kind in sending me photos. I had an old metal door in the basement of the same width and metal thickness. As you can see from the photos and amazing artistry from the Lakata family at Barneys Signs, I have an almost exact replacement. Just a little more tweaking and it will be done.

NEW THIS YEAR!Several years ago we acquired a photo booth (c.1949) from the Johnstown Recreation Center which we believe...
03/07/2019

NEW THIS YEAR!
Several years ago we acquired a photo booth (c.1949) from the Johnstown Recreation Center which we believe was originally from Shermans Amusement Park in Caroga Lake. Unfortunately the complete inside door assembly was missing, so we kept the curtains closed. The is one of the rarest photo booths known. The Photo Me model 9, which means parts do not exist! After hours of network searching, I found a person who had one and was so kind in sending me photos. I had an old metal door in the basement of the same width and metal thickness. As you can see from the photos and amazing artistry from the Lakata family at Barneys Signs, I have an almost exact replacement. Just a little more tweaking and it will be done.

01/31/2019

TO ALL MY TOWN LINE MUSEUM FOLLOWERS....
FOR SOME REASON ALL MY POSTS ON MY PERSONAL SITE IS GOING THROUGH THIS SITE. MY WIFE IS ALSO HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. SORRY FOR THIS. BOB

01/31/2019
Lowrider Culture

Lowrider Culture

1958 Chevrolet Impala, Engraved Metal Paint

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Silver Elephant
01/30/2019

Silver Elephant

I was thinking of having a winter party this week for all my facebook followers. Bring a shovel and dress warm.😂
01/23/2019

I was thinking of having a winter party this week for all my facebook followers. Bring a shovel and dress warm.😂

I received this awesome unused stationery from a friend, Mark Allen who was from Johnstown. His mom grew up next to the ...
01/04/2019

I received this awesome unused stationery from a friend, Mark Allen who was from Johnstown. His mom grew up next to the Knox factory. This was used by Charles Knox and family and to find several unused sheets is remarkable! It is now on display at the Town Line Museum for all to see. Many thanks Mark!!!!

01/01/2019
Town Line Museum

Town Line Museum

Thanks for the tips to bypass FB...it WORKS!! I have a whole new news feed. I’m seeing posts from people I haven’t seen in years. Here’s how to bypass the system FB now has in place that limits posts on your news feed. Their new algorithm chooses the same few people - about 25 - who will read your posts. Therefore, Hold your finger down anywhere in this post and "copy" will pop up. Click "copy". Then go your page, start a new post and put your finger anywhere in the blank field. "Paste" will pop up and click paste. This will bypass the system. Hi new and old friends! Missed you!

01/01/2019

Thanks for the tips to bypass FB...it WORKS!! I have a whole new news feed. I’m seeing posts from people I haven’t seen in years. Here’s how to bypass the system FB now has in place that limits posts on your news feed. Their new algorithm chooses the same few people - about 25 - who will read your posts. Therefore, Hold your finger down anywhere in this post and "copy" will pop up. Click "copy". Then go your page, start a new post and put your finger anywhere in the blank field. "Paste" will pop up and click paste. This will bypass the system. Hi new and old friends! Missed you!

Town Line Museum
12/23/2018

Town Line Museum

Thanks to our niece Krystal Proctor and her husband Michael, this nice ZERONE can fits in perfect in the Mobil gas station display. A nice Christmas gift!!!

Town Line Museum
12/23/2018

Town Line Museum

This awesome early advertising was donated a while back by good friend George Robinson. I finally found a frame that made it look from the era. Many thanks George, it fits perfect in the museum!!!!

This awesome early advertising was donated a while back by good friend George Robinson. I finally found a frame that mad...
12/23/2018

This awesome early advertising was donated a while back by good friend George Robinson. I finally found a frame that made it look from the era. Many thanks George, it fits perfect in the museum!!!!

Town Line Museum
12/23/2018

Town Line Museum

Thanks to our niece Krystal Proctor and her husband Michael, this nice ZERONE can fits in perfect in the Mobil gas station display. A nice Christmas gift!!!

Thanks to our niece Krystal Proctor and her husband Michael, this nice ZERONE can  fits in perfect in the Mobil gas stat...
12/23/2018

Thanks to our niece Krystal Proctor and her husband Michael, this nice ZERONE can fits in perfect in the Mobil gas station display. A nice Christmas gift!!!

Deborah Landrio, check this out.
09/22/2018

Deborah Landrio, check this out.

MORE ITEMS FROM THE JIM BADERTSCHER COLLECTION!
This is the second load of some of the best Howdy Doody and Hopalong Cassidy items from the collection of Jim who has had these for many years. They are now part of the Town Line Museums most treasured displays. So many thanks to Jim for his gracious donation which many will see for years to come.
Be sure to make a visit when we reopen next spring and relive those childhood days!

Deborah Landrio
09/22/2018

Deborah Landrio

MORE ITEMS FROM THE JIM BADERTSCHER COLLECTION!
This is the second load of some of the best Howdy Doody and Hopalong Cassidy items from the collection of Jim who has had these for many years. They are now part of the Town Line Museums most treasured displays. So many thanks to Jim for his gracious donation which many will see for years to come.
Be sure to make a visit when we reopen next spring and relive those childhood days!

Town Line Museum
09/22/2018

Town Line Museum

MORE ITEMS FROM THE JIM BADERTSCHER COLLECTION!
This is the second load of some of the best Howdy Doody and Hopalong Cassidy items from the collection of Jim who has had these for many years. They are now part of the Town Line Museums most treasured displays. So many thanks to Jim for his gracious donation which many will see for years to come.
Be sure to make a visit when we reopen next spring and relive those childhood days!

MORE ITEMS FROM THE JIM BADERTSCHER COLLECTION!This is the second load of some of the best Howdy Doody and Hopalong Cass...
09/22/2018

MORE ITEMS FROM THE JIM BADERTSCHER COLLECTION!
This is the second load of some of the best Howdy Doody and Hopalong Cassidy items from the collection of Jim who has had these for many years. They are now part of the Town Line Museums most treasured displays. So many thanks to Jim for his gracious donation which many will see for years to come.
Be sure to make a visit when we reopen next spring and relive those childhood days!

Town Line Museum
08/08/2018

Town Line Museum

Here are more items from the Jim Badertscher collection. These items I added to the few that I had. Freddie Friehofer was on for 15 minutes each weekday on WRGB channel 6 for many years. I am in the top photo along with my cousin Cathy Edick Beebe probably around 1954-55. Thanks to Jim, I now have a nice showing of this iconic subject.

Here are more items from the Jim Badertscher collection. These items I added to the few that I had. Freddie Friehofer wa...
08/08/2018

Here are more items from the Jim Badertscher collection. These items I added to the few that I had. Freddie Friehofer was on for 15 minutes each weekday on WRGB channel 6 for many years. I am in the top photo along with my cousin Cathy Edick Beebe probably around 1954-55. Thanks to Jim, I now have a nice showing of this iconic subject.

On Monday we had a visit from a long time friend Jim Badertscher, his wife Sue and daughter Barbie. With him was his col...
08/02/2018

On Monday we had a visit from a long time friend Jim Badertscher, his wife Sue and daughter Barbie. With him was his collection of many many years which he has generously donated to the Town Line Museum. This is the most extensive collection of Hopalong Cassidy and Howdy Doody items I have ever seen. I knew this must have been a tough decision for him as it sure would be for me. But knowing that it will be safe here and open for all to see, I am sure Jim is comfortable with that. Many years ago, when Jim would stop by, he would say "guess what I found today"! He would then pull out a rare Howdy Doody toy or some other great item. He always found the neatest things. So Jim, I will enjoy them as much as you and they will always be part of our friendship and in a great place. Thank You!!!

Julia Dunn CBS 6
07/29/2018

Julia Dunn CBS 6

Went on quite the adventure today for Positively Upstate ... this is Bob and Debbie Landrio. They’ve built this remarkable little gas station that transports you back to 1962. There is NOTHING in here made past that year. And check it out - in 1962, June 21st fell on a Thursday too! #imanerd #noshame #johnstown

07/08/2018

Thank You everyone for the comments on out CBS 6 appearance. What a great job they done on this and I can't thank them enough. We have had many asking about our hours. Please call me at 518-762-5853 for an appointment or email me at [email protected] or facebook message me. Again, thanks to all!

03/12/2018
Town Line Museum

Town Line Museum

"WANTED (Cash for Coins)" Indian Head, Eagle, and Wheat Pennies. Mercury Dimes, Buffalo Nickels and Small Coin Collections [email protected] Town Line Museum (518) 762-5853, next to Trackside Homes

OK EVERYONE! I am going stir crazy! I have been in this house with nothing to do but my coins, and that has slowed down now. Still not up to shop work but feeling better. So........if anyone has some coins they are ready to sell, call me! Especially wheat pennies,Indian head pennies, silver dollars, etc. It would Greatly appreciated! Bob

03/12/2018

"WANTED (Cash for Coins)" Indian Head, Eagle, and Wheat Pennies. Mercury Dimes, Buffalo Nickels and Small Coin Collections [email protected] Town Line Museum (518) 762-5853, next to Trackside Homes

OK EVERYONE! I am going stir crazy! I have been in this house with nothing to do but my coins, and that has slowed down now. Still not up to shop work but feeling better. So........if anyone has some coins they are ready to sell, call me! Especially wheat pennies,Indian head pennies, silver dollars, etc. It would Greatly appreciated! Bob

Town Line Museum
02/04/2018

Town Line Museum

For my birthday today, my wife had this beautiful sign made by Barney's Signs for the Museum. John Lakata used a picture...
12/15/2017

For my birthday today, my wife had this beautiful sign made by Barney's Signs for the Museum. John Lakata used a picture of our 1935 streetrod from our Museum page and used it on the sign, a terrific job as always from the Lakata team! Many thanks to Deb and Barney's.

Town Line Museum
11/30/2017

Town Line Museum

TOWN LINE CHRISTMAS

For those who are not familiar of what our museum is about, here is a bit of background and imagination.
It is a fictional venue set in the year 1962 of what was reality in many parts of the Adirondacks. Small resort towns like Caroga Lake, Lake Luzerne, etc. would lose their tourist trade at the end of the season. It was not feasible for many to stay open year round. Some business owners were from a larger city and would have living quarters somewhere either in the back or upstairs of the shop, or a camp close by. Here at the museum,you can imagine what a summer in the Adirondacks might have been like, and the shops who catered to the summer visitors.
So, look at the pictures posted and imagine the owner of the Mobil gas station and Joe the barber, deciding to spend a holiday here in the great Adirondacks. Together they would say goodbye to a great year and usher in what would be one of the most turbulent years in our history.
1963 would bring the end of the Studebaker automobile, one of the oldest manufactures, the implementation of the zone improvement program or ZIP codes, the assassination of president John F. Kennedy, and Beatlemania, which would forever change the music world.
Now, use your imagination and see Christmas in a time when all was much better!🎅

TOWN LINE CHRISTMASFor those who are not familiar of what our museum is about, here is a bit of background and imaginati...
11/30/2017

TOWN LINE CHRISTMAS

For those who are not familiar of what our museum is about, here is a bit of background and imagination.
It is a fictional venue set in the year 1962 of what was reality in many parts of the Adirondacks. Small resort towns like Caroga Lake, Lake Luzerne, etc. would lose their tourist trade at the end of the season. It was not feasible for many to stay open year round. Some business owners were from a larger city and would have living quarters somewhere either in the back or upstairs of the shop, or a camp close by. Here at the museum,you can imagine what a summer in the Adirondacks might have been like, and the shops who catered to the summer visitors.
So, look at the pictures posted and imagine the owner of the Mobil gas station and Joe the barber, deciding to spend a holiday here in the great Adirondacks. Together they would say goodbye to a great year and usher in what would be one of the most turbulent years in our history.
1963 would bring the end of the Studebaker automobile, one of the oldest manufactures, the implementation of the zone improvement program or ZIP codes, the assassination of president John F. Kennedy, and Beatlemania, which would forever change the music world.
Now, use your imagination and see Christmas in a time when all was much better!🎅

Had a great time today at Richfield Springs car show. Over two hundred cars on display. Our Chevy was among the top 50 c...
08/21/2017

Had a great time today at Richfield Springs car show. Over two hundred cars on display. Our Chevy was among the top 50 cars, along with Dave Insognia, Roy Kilmartin, Mike Christman, and Tom Day.

Takin at Pizza Hut Show 8/11 by Ted Sweet. Nice job, thanks.
08/14/2017

Takin at Pizza Hut Show 8/11 by Ted Sweet. Nice job, thanks.

Great summer!! Thanks to all who liked us on Facebook!
08/14/2017
Town Line Museum

Great summer!! Thanks to all who liked us on Facebook!

The Museum is about reliving the year 1962 and the memories of the 1950's and 60's. We are open by appointment. There is no charge for tours. Donations accepted and always appreciated. We are not handicap equipped . Phone 518-762-5853

Town Line Museum
07/10/2017

Town Line Museum

Thanks to Roy Kilmartin, Don Phillips, Jack DeLyser and Dave Insognia for chipping in as true street rodders to get the brake system on my car working properly, a special thanks to Roy for the use of his lift, and shop. Now we can join them and make car shows as we did in the past.

Thanks to Roy Kilmartin, Don Phillips, Jack DeLyser and Dave Insognia for chipping in as true street rodders to get the ...
07/10/2017

Thanks to Roy Kilmartin, Don Phillips, Jack DeLyser and Dave Insognia for chipping in as true street rodders to get the brake system on my car working properly, a special thanks to Roy for the use of his lift, and shop. Now we can join them and make car shows as we did in the past.

..........and I have been doing tours here since I was really little.
06/25/2017

..........and I have been doing tours here since I was really little.

Now Grandpa. Listen to me! You need to get moving! You open next month and you are no where near ready! And I am way too...
04/25/2017

Now Grandpa. Listen to me! You need to get moving! You open next month and you are no where near ready! And I am way too busy to help right now, so move! When my schedule is open I will help. Geeezzzz!!

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3261 State Highway 29
Johnstown, NY
12095

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(518) 762-5853

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