Arctic Voices

Despite its seemingly remote location, the Arctic is connected to all of us. Arctic Voices, running until September 5 at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, will take you on a journey to this fascinating and changing region.

Getting to the Core

Grey County is known for apples. With Georgian Bay providing a moderating effect, orchards (and their tasty crops!) are a common sight around Thornbury, Meaford and Collingwood. Learn how this growing industry took root in the County, and explore the delicious history of the apple in Getting to the Core.

Durham Sesquicentennial - 150 years!

April 8th, 2022 - September 30th, 2022
Founded on May 1, 1842, by Archibald Hunter, and incorporated as a town in 1872, this year marks Durham's sesquicentennial anniversary - 150 years. Through relevant artefacts, photographs and engaging text panels, visitors will explore the human and natural history of Durham. 

Pearls and Politics

In this online exhibit, we explore the inspiring women, past and present, who chose to serve their Grey County communities as politicians.

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.

Facing the Flames: The History of Firefighting in Grey County

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 while exploring historical and modern firefighting equipment. Now a virtual exhibit!