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Many visitors from communities in Grey, as well as tourists worldwide, have enjoyed and experienced living history at the former Museum site's seven historical period buildings. All seven buildings have now been moved here to their new home! Over the next ten years we are planning for the addition of ten more buildings and a train.

The Schoolhouse was an initiative of Grey Unit of the Retired Teachers of Ontario and the Grey Retired Women’s Teacher’s Organization. The teachers contributed fundraising, physical labour, and support in order to make this dream a reality. In addition to the contributions made by the teacher groups, we wish to thank the students of the Technology Department at Saugeen District Secondary School for volunteering their time to build the school structure. Our sincere appreciation also goes to the Shouldice Design Center for contributing the brick for the schoolhouse.

The Rice family graciously sponsored the construction of a more modern-age Blacksmith Shop. The George Rice Blacksmith Shop is now a reality through the efforts and skills of local timber framers and volunteers who have generously given their time, muscle, and perseverance. This new Shop will enable our interpreters to present the evolution of the blacksmith trade from the early pioneer times to the birth of the automobile and the automotive garage.

The Good Cheer Bandstand was designed by architect G.M. Diemert to be representative of a bandstand one might find in Grey County in the 1920s. It is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Project Manager was John Hopper. The construction of this bandstand was made possible due the wonderful efforts of our community partner the Scenic City Order of Good Cheer. This not-for-profit group is made up of 11 individuals and their partners.

None of this would be possible without the generous donation of 20 acres of property by Mr. Barry More and his family. This large acreage has allowed for the construction of what is growing to be a world-class facility.

Keep this living history alive and available for all of our future generations to enjoy. Help the Grey Roots Fundraising Committee achieve their $1 million goal which will support their efforts in moving and restoring buildings as well as other associated costs to establish the village on our 20 acre grounds.

Your generous donations make this project possible. We will be delighted to send you information on how to make a financial or in kind contribution! 

Our Contributors

  • Grey County Historical Society
  • More Family, Joe~Vera~Barry
  • Trillium Foundation
  • Retired Teachers of Ontario Grey Unit District #10
  • Pamela Rowcliffe
  • Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
  • BMTS/BMI
  • Durham Furniture
  • G.M. Diemert Architect Inc.
  • International Plowing Match 2004
  • The Sun Times
  • Canadian Tire Corporation Associate Store
  • E.C. King Contracting
  • Benedict Electrical Contracting Ltd.
  • Town and Country Garden Centre
  • Great Lakes Elevator Company Ltd.. P&H Foods, and New Life Mills Ltd.
  • Henderson, Paddon & Associates Ltd.
  • Harold Sutherland
  • Jack and Isabel Rice
  • Keppel Historical Society
  • Miller Waste Systems
  • Ruth Mott for the Estate of Allen Mott
  • Vail Family
  • Lyman Cady
  • David and Jill Livingstone
  • Design + Communications
  • Garry and Betty Keating
  • Eleanor Lougheed
  • Gamsby & Mannerow Ltd.
  • Grey County 150th Auction
  • Kirby, Robinson & Treslan
  • In Honour of Lucy Quarrier

Donor Recognition

  • Donation Amount
    • $40 - 499
  • Recognitions
    • Thank you letter
    • Tax receipt
    • Name included in Permanent Legend book
  • Benefits
    • Tax receipt
    • Recognition in the Legend book
  • Donation Amount
    • $500 - $1,499
  • Recognitions
    • Thank you letter
    • Tax receipt
    • Name included in Permanent Legend book
  • Benefits
    • Tax receipt
    • Recognition in the Legend book
  • Donation Amount
    • $1,500 - $4,999
  • Recognitions
    • Thank you letter
    • Tax receipt
    • Name included in Permanent Legend book
  • Benefits
    • Tax receipt
    • Recognition in the Legend book
  • Donation Amount
    • $5,000 - $9,000
  • Recognitions
    • Thank you letter
    • Tax receipt
    • Gift of Knowledge: one-time family passes for employees
    • Name included in the Permanent Legend book
    • Name engraved on a silver plaque on the Wall of Recognition
    • Media release with photo opportunity
    • Visibility on the Grey Roots website
  • Benefits
    • Tax receipt
    • Recognition in the Legend book
    • Family passes
    • Name on Wall of Recognition
  • Donation Amount
    • $10,000 - $24,999
  • Recognitions
    • Thank you letter
    • Tax receipt
    • Gift of Knowledge: one-time family passes for employees
    • Name included in the Permanent Legend book
    • Name engraved on a silver plaque on the Wall of Recognition
    • Media release with photo opportunity
    • Visibility on the Grey Roots website
  • Benefits
    • Tax receipt
    • Recognition in the Legend book
    • Family passes
    • Name on Wall of Recognition
  • Donation Amount
    • $25,000 - $49,999
  • Recognitions
    • Thank you letter
    • Tax receipt
    • Gift of Knowledge: one-time family passes for employees
    • Name included in the Permanent Legend book
    • Name engraved on a silver plaque on the Wall of Recognition
    • Media release with photo opportunity
    • Visibility on the Grey Roots website
  • Benefits
    • Tax receipt
    • Recognition in the Legend book
    • Family passes
    • Name on Wall of Recognition
  • Donation Amount
    • $50,000 - and over
  • Recognitions
    • Thank you letter
    • Tax receipt
    • Gift of Knowledge: one-time family passes for employees
    • Name included in the Permanent Legend book
    • Name engraved on a silver plaque on the Wall of Recognition
    • Media release with photo opportunity
    • Visibility on the Grey Roots website
  • Benefits
    • Tax receipt
    • Recognition in the Legend book
    • Family passes
    • Name on Wall of Recognition