Loyal Orange Lodge

Grey Roots Orange Hall is a recreation of the Loyal Orange Lodge No. 67, the first lodge to be organized in Grey County. Lodge No. 67 opened on November 5, 1847 in the village of Sydenham, now Owen Sound. The lodge at Grey Roots is dressed to represent a hall in the 1920’s.

The Loyal Orange Institution, more commonly known as the Orange Order, is a Protestant fraternal organization. The Orange Lodge’s membership in Canada grew quickly, and a Lodge was established in almost every town and village by the end of the 19th century. Lodges served as a community meeting place, social centre, employment agency and immigrant re-settlement organization.

 

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Large Agricultural Equipment and Historic Vehicle Display Building Blue Water Garage George Rice Blacksmith Shop Herb Miller Sawmill 1920's School House 1920's Timber Framed Barn 1920's Ontario Farmhouse Orange Hall 1886 Log House 1920's Good Cheer Bandstand Outdoor Amphitheatre Pioneer Blacksmith Shop 1853 Pioneer Log Cabin Moore & Muir Engine Works

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