(Tank at Clark's Homestead near Vail's Point PF212S1F2I31 photo)
Grey County residents have been involved in many conflicts, including the War of 1812 and the 1837 Rebellion, modern 19th and 20th century conflicts, and many in between.
Beginning of the European War
Great Britain declared war against Germany on August 4, 1914. The Dominion of Canada was a colony of the British Empire. As such, Canada was also at war. Many Canadians, especially in Ontario, wanted to assist in the war effort.
Earl Grey Chapter members in costume to celebrate their 29th Anniversary.
(Grey Roots Archival Collection PF35).
Orangeism is intertwined with the history of Britain, Ireland and the Reformation and began to form in 1688, when James II came to the throne. One of his goals was to reestablish Roman Catholicism as the major religion in Britain. A coalition of English political parties was unhappy with this pla
The Original White Ribbon Campaign
As Owen Sound became increasingly known for drunkenness and rowdy behaviour, it is not surprising that Temperance societies within the city soon formed. One of the first was the Women’s Prohibition Society, organized in 1874. This society would later
Esther Silverthorn McNaught
A Pioneer Woman of Indomitable Spirit - 1868-1928
There is hardly a topic for conversation that can arouse greater division than politics. So it is, so it will be, and, apparently, so it has always been. Today’s news is often rife with stories about the various levels of government battling each other over jurisdiction and funding.
1851 Correspondence to George Snider, Crown Land Agent: Petition from Artemesia Township Black Settlers
Last November, the Archives was fortunate to receive an extensive collection of letters, donated by Bill Henry. The collection includes a variety of authors and recipients, but the bulk are circa 1850s correspondence to George Snider.
Saints & Sinners A Spirited History of Alcohol in Grey County is a story that needed to be told.
Today at Grey Roots, I will have the honour of processing three medals into the collection. The set has a Military Medal, a British War Medal, and a Victory Medal. They had belonged to a First World War veteran, Sgt.