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Grey County is rich with history, and local stories are told in museums across the county. We celebrate or rural and marine heritage, our local heroes and more. Grey Roots Museum and Archives boasts a permanent collection, a theatre, a heritage village, several travelling exhibits and lots of activities year-round.

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Agnes Campbell MacPhail 1890-1954 Heritage Plaque

The first woman elected to the Canadian parliament, Agnes MacPhail was born near Hopeville. She championed many causes during her years in federal and provincial politics, particularly prison reform Read More
Concession Road 12 Southgate ON N0C 1B0 Canada
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416-325-5000

Bishop House: Museum, Archives and National Historic Site

A National Historic Site, the boyhood home of Billy Bishop has permanent exhibits on his life and career, focusing on the military accomplishments of Bishop and other Canadian Aviators.  Artifacts Read More
948 3rd Ave. West Owen Sound ON N4K 4P6 Canada
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519-371-0031

Chatsworth Railway Arch (Culvert 21)

Circa 1850, three young stonemasons set sail from Aberdeen, Scotland to North America. They represented only a fraction of the nearly one million Scottish emigrants that crossed the ocean that century Read More
Highway 10 Chatsworth ON N0H 1G0 Canada
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Community Waterfront Heritage Centre

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre (CWHC) is located on Owen Sound’s picturesque harbour at 1155 1st Ave West, in a historic 1932 CN Rail Station, it is the last train station of its kind in Read More
1155 1st Avenue West Owen Sound ON N4K 4K8 Canada
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519-371-3333

Craigleith Heritage Depot

A museum, housed in a former railway station built in the 1870s, that traces local history from the very distant to the much more recent past.It is also a branch of the The Blue Mountains Public Read More
113 Lakeshore Road East The Blue Mountains ON L9Y 0N1 Canada
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519-599-3681 ext. 6

Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Grey Roots engages and educates our communities in the human history of the County of Grey by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories. Innovative programs and demonstrations, rotating Read More
102599 Grey Road 18 Owen Sound ON N4K 5N6 Canada
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519-376-3690

John Muir Heritage Plaque

On one of his many walking trips well known naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness John Muir, travelled much of the present-day Bruce Trail, and Read More
Epping Lookout Meaford ON N4L 0A1 Canada
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416-325-5000

Meaford Museum

Meaford has a robust and unique history that transcends it's borders and delights all those who visit to learn about it.Our interactive exhibit rooms will surprise and delight you. Marvel at the Man Read More
111 Bayfield St. Meaford ON N4L 1N4 Canada
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519-538-5974

MWikwedong Native Cultural Centre

We have renovated the downstairs area where are younger years programs will now be operating out of. As for the upstairs we have it open and available to use as a daily drop in. So please feel free to Read More
1723 8th Avenue East Owen Sound ON N4K 6W5 Canada
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519-371-1147

Osprey Museum

Two location - in the Old Rob Roy School House at #634632 Pretty River Road at the corner Grey Rd 31 and Road 63.
 Second site in the old Salvation Army Church in Feversham - open for special Read More
634632 Pretty River Road Rob Roy ON N0C 1M0 Canada
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705-441-1182

Saints & Sinners: Bootleggers' Run Trail

BEER. WINE. CIDER. HISTORY. Once a hotbed for bootleggers during Prohibition, Grey, Bruce and Simcoe counties now boast several thriving drink producers. VQA wineries, craft breweries and heritage Read More
102599 Grey Road 18 Owen Sound ON N4K 5N6 Canada
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Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum

Come, learn, teach your children about a history of another culture and generation. Open from the May Long Weekend until Thanksgiving weekend in October;  Tuesday  to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Read More
241 Clark St Clarksburg ON N0H 1J0 Canada
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519-599-6226

South Grey Museum & Historical Library

South Grey Museum & Historical Library is open year-round - Thursdays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A tourist information centre welcomes visitors to explore our area from this starting point. Museum Read More
40 Sydenham St. Flesherton ON N0C 1E0 Canada
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519-924-2843

Southgate Ruth Hargrove Memorial Library

OPEN: Tue. 11-8, Wed. 11-8, Thurs. 11-8, Friday 11-3, Saturday 10-2.Site has Local Genealogy holdings. Read More
80 Proton St. N. Dundalk ON N0C 1B0 Canada
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519-923-3248

The Founding of Meaford Heritage Plaque

By the time the Northern Railway reached Collingwood in 1855, Meaford was a good-sized settlement with several small industries and craftsmen. Steamboat connections with nearby ports stimulated the Read More
Sykes Street Meaford ON N4L 0A1 Canada
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416-325-5000

The Old Mail Road Heritage Plaque

Running northwesterly from Duntroon to Griersville, the Old Mail Road was in use possibly as early as 1835, although it was not established as a public way until 1846. It was travelled regularly Read More
County Road 13 Heathcote ON N0H 1J0 Canada
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416-325-5000

The Right Honourable Sir Lyman Poore Duff Heritage Plaque

A native of Meaford, Duff was one of Canada's most eminent jurists. An expert in constitutional law, particularly as applied to provincial and federal rights, he held many appointments during his Read More
McCarroll Park Meaford ON N4L 0A1 Canada
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416-325-5000

The Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway Heritage Plaque

Running from Weston to Owen Sound by 1873, the Toronto, Grey and Bruce line facilitated commerce between the agricultural and forest resources of Grey and Bruce counties and the Toronto markets. The Read More
The CPR Railway Station Owen Sound ON N4K 0A1 Canada
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416-325-5000

Tom Thomson Heritage Plaque

One of Canada's best-known painters, Thomson grew up in Leith and worked as a commercial artist before he started to paint in oils. His canvases of the forests of northern Ontario reveal a distinctive Read More
Leith Cemetery, Leith Church Leith ON N0H 1V0 Canada
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416-325-5000

Tommy Burns Heritage Plaque

A natural athlete with exceptional muscle co-ordination, Noah Brusso became a professional boxer under the ring name Tommy Burns, and in 1906 became the first Canadian to win the heavyweight Read More
Hanover Heriage Square Hanover ON N4N 0A1 Canada
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416-325-5000

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