Surviving the Unthinkable: Citizen-Soldiers of Grey

The men and women of Grey County who served Canada during the Great War were real people, with hopes, dreams and plans for their lives - all of which were put on hold to serve their country and their communities.

The Grey Monument

The Grey Monument in Moreston Heritage Village honours and recognizes Grey County’s three local units that served in World War I: the 31st Regiment and the 147th and 248th Battalions.

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

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.