In 1860 a courageous Ojibwe (Mississauga) woman, Nahnebahwequay, or “Nahnee”, known in English as Catharine Sutton, crossed the North Atlantic. She presented important land claims to Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace. In honour of Donald B.
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 automatically became at war with Germany too. Many Canadians, especially in Ontario, wanted to help.
(Tank at Clark's Homestead near Vail's Point PF212S1F2I31 photo)
Earl Grey Chapter members in costume to celebrate their 29th Anniversary.
(Grey Roots Archival Collection PF35).
The history of Orangeism is very deep and complex. In order to fully understand it one would need to examine the entire history of Britain, Ireland and the Reformation. Orangeism as it is known today began to form in 1688, when James II came to the throne. One of his goals was to reestablish Roma
The Original White Ribbon Campaign
(Women's Christian Temperance Union photo)
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.