Exhibits

Carrying Culture: Newcomer Keepsakes from Home

April 27th, 2024 - October 12th, 2024
Carrying Culture: Newcomer Keepsakes from Home shares the stories and hopes of newcomers to Grey and Bruce counties by displaying cherished keepsakes brought from home. The exhibit is a collaboration between Grey Roots Museum & Archives and Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services.

Saukiing Anishnaabekiing presents: Our Stories

This beautiful exhibit, created by celebrated Indigenous artist Nyle Miigizi Johnston, invokes Anishnaabe creation stories, while driving home the massive impact the treaty process had and continues to have on First Nations communities.

Abundance

Grey County is distinct for its natural richness – its land, forest and water have sustained and protected the many people who have called this region home and continue to do so. Abundance explores the above using artefacts, photographs, archival records and (soon to come) play-based interactives relating to the subthemes of Forests, Agriculture, and Water.

Sacred Splendor

In Sacred Splendor, viewers are presented with a series of beautifully detailed, strikingly lit stained-glass windows. Originally installed in the Desboro United Church in 1949, the windows served local parishioners for decades before their removal and subsequent transfer to the Grey Roots artefact collection.

Voices of Grey

The central exhibit in our Grey County Gallery shares the stories of Grey County through the words of past and present citizens.

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.

Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases: The Spanish Flu in Grey County - Online Exhibit

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.