People

A Canadian Nursing Sister

The story of a woman who finds herself in the middle of the Great War is told at the Grey County Archives. Luella Euphemia Denton volunteered her services as a nurse in the First World War. It is through her letters to a friend and neighbour from Annan, that her story is told.

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Pratie Oaten celebrates the “Devil’s Apple”

As the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer 2015 begin to fade into memory and the cool crisp days of autumn take centre stage, it is once again time to celebrate our Irish Heritage and the much loved potato, as Grey Roots Museum & Archives presents our annual Pratie Oaten Irish Festival.

Susan Martin - Heritage Interpretation

Art of the People

In mid-November, Grey Roots Museum and Archives will present its winter/spring collections-based exhibition, I Made It Myself – Folk Art of Grey County.

Sim Salata - Collections Manager

Artefact Donation 101

When deciding whether or not to offer a family heirloom to a local, provincial or national museum, many people think long and hard about the pros and cons of doing so.  If something of great personal value is going to leave the possession of a family, the potential donor and any other people invo

Sim Salata - Collections Manager

Moreston Heritage Village Open for the Summer

Every summer, Grey County’s past blossoms into vibrant colours in Moreston Heritage Village.   Beginning in the pioneer Log Cabin, a journey through Moreston takes visitors on an adventure from the challenges of establishing a homestead in the thick forests of the 1850s, to the successful 1880s a

Stephanie McMullen - Volunteer Coordinator

Eight Years of Amazing Research: Heritage Fair at Grey Roots

Since 2008 when the Heritage Fairs program, then Histor!ca Fair, started at Grey Roots over 2000 local Grey-Bruce students have participated in the program. That is an amazing number of students who took an interest in a topic from Canada’s past and turned it into a project.

Laura Arnold - Heritage Interpretation

Archives Awareness Week

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.

Mollie Wilson - Archives Volunteer