The Grey Room

The Grey Room is Grey Roots' offsite exhibit space, located in the Grey County Administration Building at 595 9th Ave E in Owen Sound. Currently on display is The Lost Regiments.

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.

Red Cross

We need your help! Grey Roots Museum & Archives will be mounting a new in-house exhibition. It will focus on the Canadian Branch of the Red Cross, and on domestic work undertaken in support of the war effort in Grey County during the First and Second World Wars.

Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases - the Spanish Flu in Grey County

A highly contagious disease spreading around the globe. 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.

Coming 2021 - Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion

May 22nd, 2021 - August 30th, 2021
Coming Summer 2021 - Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion presents a collection of replica full-scale da Vinci machines. It’s a fascinating hands-on experience that explores science, art, and history!