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A Marking Sampler by Anna Gray 1853

Something new to Grey Roots is  a cross-stitch embroidery marking sampler, signed “Anna Gray 1853”.  The natural linen ground has a basted and whipstitched hem, while the right edge is

Joan Hyslop - Registrar

Miss McKenzie’s Watery Grave

In the early days of the village of Sydenham, now known as Owen Sound, 12 acres of land was required to create a public burying ground. A piece of crown land was given for the purpose.

Susan Martin - Heritage Interpretation

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 ha

by Joan Hyslop - Registrar