Category Archives: Exhibits

Exhibit 2020: Celebrating a Century Update

Although the museum was not open for the 2020 season, the Board of Directors decided that it did not want to miss sharing the story of Owen Sound becoming a city one hundred years ago. 

Go to our web page Virtual Exhibit. On that page, you will find links to the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre YouTube channel and also links to the individual videos. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. 

Beginning November 17, 2020, the exhibit panels was on display at the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library in the Carnegie Wing. They will be there for a few months. 



Fish Tales — Fish travelled by Rail

The Sydenham Sportsmen Association has just finished  hosting another Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby. The following old photographs are courtesy this group. These photographs are featured in the 2018 feature Exhibit at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre.

Department of Fisheries train car, fitted with tanks for restocking

cans used for restocking fish, could be carried into the bush,
early 20th century

restocking, 1955

first concrete fish ladder built in Ontario, at Mill Dam OS, 1952

Fish Tales Exhibit

Have you been in to the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre this summer to see the featured 2018 exhibit? The Centre is open from 10 to 4, seven days a week until Canadian Thanksgiving Sunday. 

Artifacts, photographs and a diorama tell the stories of the commercial and pleasure fishing in Owen Sound and area. 

Two of the photographs in the exhibit are by local photographer, Willy Waterton and were taken in 1980.  Duncan Moulton was a third generation fisherman, and one of the last in Owen Sound. 

Owen Sound commercial fisherman, Duncan Moulton, taken in 1980. photos copyright Willy Waterton

There is a gallery guide available to use in the museum when viewing the exhibit panels.