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.
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.
As architectural plans for the church at Moreston Heritage Village draw nearer completion, I was required, in early February, to provide accurate measurements of the seven Desboro United Church windows to Grey Roots’ architect in order that reused building components could be accurately incorpora
Over the years at the museum, I have grown to appreciate how flax fibres were spun and woven into various articles.
People have long been intrigued with stories of life in Ancient Egypt but they are even more enthralled by stories of their death. From January 18 until May 3, 2014, Grey Roots Museum & Archives hosts the exhibit Egypt: Gift of the Nile.
When I think of Christmas, certain items in the collection at Grey Roots come to my mind. There is a nice batch of Victorian chromolithographed Christmas cards and New Year’s Cards, with colourful silk fringes, and a padded, thick appearance. In years past, I used to love to place these, as w
Almost every day at Grey Roots, the Collections Department’s staff work near a large carved sculpture, that has become somewhat of a “friend” to me, over the years, and has intrigued many others as well. When I was a child, and visited the County of Grey-Owen Sound Museum, where it was then on