Exhibits

Don't Let Me Be Lonely

Grey Roots Museum & Archives has partnered with the Durham Art Gallery to bring the art of Emily Kewageshig to the public in an accessible, unique format.

Facing the Flames: The History of Firefighting in Grey County

Extended until 2021! Experience the dramatic history of firefighting with this Grey Roots original exhibit! Discover stories of local fire and rescue from the first brave bucket brigades to our current highly-trained professionals. Step into the fire hall and see if you can handle the heat in our timed firefighting activity. Explore historic and modern equipment, including the fully restored 1923 LaFrance pumper fire truck – Owen Sound Fire Engine No. 1.

Nels Maher Print Shop

Our Print Shop is named in the memory of a friend to Grey Roots, Nelson Maher. Nels worked for what added up to hundreds of hours - first to restore the equipment, then to set it up so that it could be viewed, and finally in giving tours, interviews and demonstrations.

Voices of Grey

This exciting new exhibit in our Grey County Gallery shares the stories of Grey County through the words of past and present citizens.

Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases: The Spanish Flu in Grey County *Online Only*

In this online only exhibit we have a highly contagious disease spreading around the globe. Citizens are wearing masks, keeping a safe physical distance from others and isolating when sick. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting. Schools and businesses closed, social gatherings prohibited. But the year… 1918. And the dreaded disease? The Spanish Flu.

Celebrating our 'Shellversary'

2021 is our 17th anniversary at Grey Roots. Celebrate with us by exploring some of the shell based artefacts from the permanent collection. Shell is the traditional 17th anniversary gift.

100 Years of the Owen Sound Transportation Company

The Owen Sound Transportation Company celebrates it's 100th Anniversary in 2021. We reflect on the roots of this iconic local business with a selection of artefacts and a detailed look at OSTC's fleet of storied vessels over the last hundred years.