Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Summer Potluck -- June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20 at 12:30 p.m. Summer Potluck Owen Sound

When Styn [our Society President] and her late husband, Fred, bought the farm in 1973, they knew nothing of its history. Luckily, Jean MacDonald, a member of the same church they attended, was happy to learn of their purchase. Jean then wrote about the land and its many owners and the building of the back addition. She gave them a wonderful picture of the home taken in the late 1800s. Living on the farm for over 40 years, Styn will take you back in time with some prints, deeds, and stories.

Come and enjoy the outdoors under the maple tree and share a pot luck lunch on the spacious lawn or on the front porch if the weather does not co-operate.

Bring your lawn chairs.

There will be a short business meeting. We did not have quorum at the annual meeting, so a few minutes will be spent on the necessary motions.

 Location: Address 143242 Superior Street, Owen Sound Go past the GBRHC hospital and turn right at the end of the road. Go past the KOA Camp Ground and at the top of the hill, turn right. First farm on the left. Tall spruce trees, white garage. Lots of parking down laneway or under the trees.

Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 GCHS Heritage Cerficate of Recognition

Since 2009 the Grey County Historical Society has awarded the Heritage Certificate of Recognition annually to individuals or organizations. The GCHS Heritage Certificate recognizes and honours the work of an individual, organization, institution or business that has made a significant contribution to the promotion or preservation of the history of Grey County. In 2018 the Society is honouring two individuals, Mr. Harley Greenfield and Mr. Ron McCann. 

Harley Greenfield is being recognized for his work as a playwright of stories about rural community life, as well as individuals and events of importance in Grey County’s past. Perhaps the best known of his plays are “Andrew Gauley, the Man With Steel Hands” and “the Asia’s Gone Down”. Mr. Greenfield has been an active member and supporter of the Meaford Community Theatre for many years and has often been an actor in their productions. He has also served on the council of the Municipality of Meaford for some 18 years and is currently the Deputy Mayor of Meaford.

Ron McCann is a passionate and dedicated volunteer at Grey Roots Museum and Moreston Village. His interest in Grey Roots began as a result of his enthusiasm for old cars and the replica period garage in Moreston Village. This initial experience soon expanded into support of the educational programs for the many students who visit Grey Roots. Ron is also a key volunteer in the organization and set-up of the many special events which have come to Grey Roots over the years. In the summer months, Ron’s efforts are directed to Moreston Village, helping in terms of site maintenance and improvement as well as assisting in interpretive work. In the words of Stephanie McMullen, volunteer coordinator of Grey Roots, “Ron is an unsung heritage hero whose work at Grey Roots is accomplished quietly, day by day and visitor by visitor.”

The Grey County Historical Society will honour these two deserving recipients at the Society’s 51st annual dinner on Wednesday, May 16th.  The dinner is being held at the Cedar Rail Camp, 015259 Grey-Bruce Line. 

The guest speaker will be Mr. Mel Turner, the current owner of the historic Scone Mill. We are pleased to announce that Doug Downey and Brian Tannahill will provide musical numbers.

Tickets for dinner are $25 and may be purchased by calling 519-376-9589 or email info@greycountyhs.ca. Payment must be received by May 9. For more information about the Grey County Historical Society, please visit our website at www.greycountyhs.ca.