Category Archives: Exhibits

We look forward to welcoming you to the Waterfront!

At last, we are able to welcome visitors back to the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre. Opening date: July 19. We missed seeing you in 2020. 

To begin, our hours will be:
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

We have several new exhibits inside the museum. This summer’s featured exhibit: 100 Years on the Waterfront celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Owen Sound Transportation Company. 

Please note:  Until further notice, the Coach and the Caboose will not be open to visitors.

On Sunday evenings, we are outside with some displays during the Harbour Nights Concert series: 6:30pm-8:30 pm (weather permitting). Please stop by and say hello.

Concert Information

Covid-19 protocols in place.

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