Exhibits

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.

Voices of Grey

It’s time for a change! Our Grey County Gallery is under construction as we work on an exciting new exhibit titled Voices of Grey.

Facing the Flames: The History of Firefighting in Grey County

September 21st, 2019 - May 10th, 2020
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.

Black Roots in Grey

February 1st, 2020 - February 28th, 2020
Black Roots in Grey is the next chapter in the history of Grey County’s Black community. With the arrival of the earliest settlers such as John “Daddy” Hall, Richard Ringo, and others, Black people have worked hard to make a place for themselves where they could live and raise their children in freedom and peace.

More Power to You: Simple Machines in Everyday Life

March 14th, 2020 - March 14th, 2022
From opening a door to building skyscrapers, we use simple machines in just about everything we do. In More Power to You, explore the ways simple machines use the magic of physics to make our lives better!

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion

May 23rd, 2020 - August 30th, 2020
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!

Red Cross

We need your help! This fall, 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.