One of the best parts of my job is conducting artefact research for specific exhibitions and upcoming events.
Grey County has a rich industrial history, ranging from grist milling, furniture making, brickyards, potteries, foundries, and more. Unique industrial products include Keenan 'Kaybee Brand' toothpicks, Barber Turbines, Harold E. Cooke cigars, and Circle Bar Hosiery.
Growing up in rural Osprey Township, Grey County, in the 1980s, and 1990s up until the arrival of dial-up Internet, our home shared a “party line” with our neighbours. If the ring was long-short-long, it was for us, but if it was short-short-long, it was someone calling for across the road.
You have probably have heard about “distressed” furniture, but how about a piece of furniture that was accidentally shot? At Grey Roots we have a 19th-century butternut wood sideboard-style kitchen cupboard from the former St.
A charming little item at Grey Roots is turning 100 years old this year. It is a clear pressed glass rectangular container, with a colourful lithographed tin cover on it. The faux schoolhouse has “1914” printed on its datestone. There is an empty little hole at the front top area, where once
Until 1860, the only dock in Owen Sound was Boyd’s Wharf, owned by the government and located just outside the mouth of the Sydenham River. The Owen Sound Harbour, as it is located today, was inaccessible, due to a sandbar that ran across the mouth of the river.
Spoke & Bustle is one of the oldest special events formerly held at the Grey County Museum site and is happening once again at Grey Roots in Moreston Heritage Village, on August 9, 2014.
In the spring of 2011, Grey Roots was approached by Clive Morgan on behalf of the Bluewater Modellers, with a proposal to build a diorama (a three-dimensional miniature scene) representing the east side of the Owen Sound Harbour circa 1875.
Last month, the Collections and Heritage Interpretation department at Grey Roots assisted the Ontario Handspinner Seminar committee, which held some of their 50thAnniversary events at the Grey Roots site, on June 7, 2014. The event honoured the memory of one of the OHS founders, Mrs. Dorothy W.
Saints & Sinners A Spirited History of Alcohol in Grey County is a story that needed to be told.
On June 7th, Grey Roots Museum & Archives hosted the annual Ontario Handspinning Seminar. As part of this event, Grey Roots’ Collections Manager, Sim Salata, offered a presentation about the history of woollen mills in Grey County.