The Grey Owl Society

Information relating to The Grey Owl Society, a group dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Grey Owl story.

Grey Owl Society logo. Artist: Arthur Spencer Roberts (1920-1997)
Grey Owl Society logo. Artist: Arthur Spencer Roberts (1920-1997)

The Grey Owl Society was founded in 1982 by the late Colin Taylor, an eminent authority on Native American history. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Taylor lived and worked in Hastings, England, Grey Owl’s birthplace, where he was instrumental in developing the Native American holdings of the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.

Over the course of its nearly thirty-year history, the Grey Owl Society made a name for itself as the premier source of information and artifacts relating to Grey Owl and Anahareo. The Grey Owl Society also attracted the patronage of many individuals intimately tied to the Grey Owl story, including Lovat Dickson, Margaret Charko, Bob Richardson and Ken Conibear, among others.

Through member contributions, the Grey Owl Society donated nearly £10,000 to a variety of conservationist charities and, in this way, also helped to keep the message of Grey Owl alive.

The Grey Owl Society’s final Annual General Meeting was held at the Bannatyne Spa Hotel in Hastings on December 1, 2011. Its extensive archives and holdings have been transferred to the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.