Past Exhibitions 1988 – 2018

The Dollar Community and the Great War

Our previous exhibition in 2018 marked the end of the 1st World War. We looked at the stories of local men and women who served in the forces and we examined how life was for those who stayed at home in Dollar.

On the home front, the Dollar community supported the war effort in many ways: for example, work parties knitted thousands of socks and other comforts for the troops, vegetables were grown for the Fleet, sphagnum moss was collected in the Ochils, and Belgian refugees and local troops were given hospitality. Summer Time, rationing, watering of beer and banning of penny buns were endured.

1891-1991 (Centenary of Dollar becoming a Police Burgh)
19th Century Costume
19th Century Industries in Dollar
19th Century Samplers from Dollar Institution
A Century of Dollar Farms
Adam Robson – Man of Many Parts
Brewing, Taverns and Temperance in and around Dollar
Castle Campbell
Children’s Millennium Ceramic Tile Project
Churches in Dollar (150th Anniversary of building of Parish Church)
Coggies Quaichs and Crusies
Curling in Dollar
Dewar Flasks

Dollar Public School - Learn Telephone 1935

Diamond Jubilee
Dollar Academy 175th Anniversary
Dollar Bowling Club
Dollar Connections (Local Authors)
Dollar District Churches Together
Dollar Drama Club
Dollar Ladies Golf Club Centenary
Dollar Memories of the 2nd World War
Dollar Primary School Class Photos
Dollar Red Cross
Dollar Tennis Club
Esperanto exhibition by Bill Auld – local Nobel Prize for Literature nominee
Flowers Past and Present
Football in Dollar
Girls Guildry

Dollar Curlers - with dog

Greens the Hairdressers Centenary
Harry Bell (Rector of Dollar Academy, Centenary of Birth)
Hatches, Matches & Despatches
History of the Mill Green
Horticultural Society
Japanese Gardens at Cowden
‘I, John McNabb’ (200th anniversary of death of founder of Dollar Academy)
Landscapes of Dollar
Local War Memorials (loan)
Mansions and Castles around Dollar
Maps of Old Dollar
Marionettes from the 1940s
Memories of the 50s
Millennium Pictures
Mining and Quarrying around Dollar
Mining in Dollar
Objects of Desire – Keepsakes and Collections

Dollar Tennis Club

Old Churches and Old Pewter
Old Clocks and Clockmakers
Old Dollar Revisited
Old Postcards of Dollar
Old Town / New Town
One Hundred Years of Golf
Praise and Punishment (at Dollar Academy over the years)
Robert Burns in Dollar
Robert Burns in Dollar
Schooling in Dollar
Ship in a Bottle
Six Generations at Dollar Academy
Snuff Boxes
The Dollar Community and the Great War
The River Devon
The Story of the Dollar Burn
The Umbrella Maker’s Daughter
Then & Now (Old postcards compared with modern views)
Tools of the Trade
Toys of the Past
Twinning with La Ville aux Dames
VE Day in Dollar
Views of Old Dollar
William Kersley Holmes – World War I
World War II in Dollar

Dollar Academy Hockey - Pavilion and Team

Current Exhibitions

From prehistoric times to the present day, artefacts, documents and photographs illustrate the history of Dollar.

A Century of Housing Development in Dollar, 1918-2018

Mapping the development of housing estates in Dollar over the last 100 years.



Local finds from Bronze Age burials on loan from the National Museums of Scotland give an insight into early inhabitants of the Hillfoots.