Industry

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. 

The F.T. Hill & Co. Store

The F.T. Hill & Co. store, once located at the corner of Main and Toronto Streets in Markdale, ON[1] is pictured below in a great exterior view, showcasing some of the wide range of goods available at the time.

Kate Jackson - Archives

1914 Schoolhouse Candy Container

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

by Joan Hyslop - Registrar

All About the Bustle

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.

Wendy Tomlinson - Visitor Services

Advertising the Woollen Mill at Inglis Falls

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.

Kate Jackson - Archives