A panels feature from the Grey Roots original exhibit, Pearls and Politics: Grey County's Women of Distinction, that highlights the service of women in politics from suffrage to the present.
(Photo: Tank at Clark's Homestead near Vail's Point, PF212S1F2I31)
In Time of Need
On May 12,1920, the Province of Ontario enacted a bill to incorporate the City of Owen Sound. The Town of Owen Sound instead became a city.
Peter Trout lived at Trout Hollow in Bighead River near Meaford, Ontario. He worked at his family's sawmill and rake factory, which was owned by his older brother William Trout and Charles Jay.
The compelling story of a small town lady, Mary Williams Trout (1847 – 1922) of Meaford, is told through 26 of her personal diaries (from the Grey County Archives Collection), spanning from 1867 to 1920. From her days as a school teacher, through her marriage and the First World War, these diari
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.