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  • Barn Quilt at South Dunwich Community Hall
    Barn Quilt at South Dunwich Community Hall
    imageobjectplace       Top Photo: South Dunwich Community Hall. Taken by Helen VanBrink, March 2012 Bottom Photo: Barn Quilt sponsored by Wallacetown W.I.
    imageobjectplace     Top Photo: South Dunwich Community Hall. Taken by Helen VanBrink, March 2012 Bottom Photo: Barn Quilt sponsored by Wallacetown W.I.
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Memorial Maple Tree- Wallacetown W I
    Memorial Maple Tree- Wallacetown W I
    imageobjectplace  2016     Top Photo: Community Hall in Wallacetown, showing location of memorial tree Bottom Photo: The Maple Tree on September 9, 2016; photo taken by Helen VanBrink
    imageobjectplace  2016   Top Photo: Community Hall in Wallacetown, showing location of memorial tree Bottom Photo: The Maple Tree on September 9, 2016; photo taken by Helen VanBrink
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Hampstead Women's Institute Heritage Plaque
    Hampstead Women's Institute Heritage Plaque
    imageobjectplace       The plaque reads: "On March 5, 1903, twenty four local women met at this site for the inaugural meeting of the Hampstead Women's Institute. It was one of the earliest branches formed in Ontario and part of what would become the largest rural women's movement in the world. Members of ...
    imageobjectplace     The plaque reads: "On March 5, 1903, twenty four local women met at this site for the inaugural meeting of the Hampstead Women's Institute. It was one of the earliest ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • National Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home
    National Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home
    imageobject  2003     In 2003, the Erland Lee (Museum) Home was designated by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, and a plaque was placed by the sidewalk leading into the side porch of the Museum. The plaque reads "This 19th-century farmhouse is the birthplace of the Women's Institutes (WI), an organization ...
    imageobject  2003   In 2003, the Erland Lee (Museum) Home was designated by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, and a plaque was placed by the sidewalk leading into the side ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Country Manor Bench
    Country Manor Bench
    imageobjectplace  1990     To mark their 60th anniversary, the Maple Grove Women's Institute went to Cambridge Manor, a new nursing home in our area and asked if there was anything we could contribute to the home as our outreach into the community. They had a member who was living there at the time. ...
    imageobjectplace  1990   To mark their 60th anniversary, the Maple Grove Women's Institute went to Cambridge Manor, a new nursing home in our area and asked if there was anything we could contribute ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Farnham Cemetery 1931 Gate
    Farnham Cemetery 1931 Gate
    imageobjectplace       Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos for plaques.
    imageobjectplace     Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos for plaques.
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Farnham Cemetery Gate 1931 - Plaque
    Farnham Cemetery Gate 1931 - Plaque
    imageobjectplace       Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos showing the full gate and the 1967 plaque.
    imageobjectplace     Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos showing the full ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Farnham Cemetery 1967 Gate
    Farnham Cemetery 1967 Gate
    imageobjectplace       Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos of plaques.
    imageobjectplace     Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos of plaques.
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Farnham Cemetery 1967 Gate - Plaque
    Farnham Cemetery 1967 Gate - Plaque
    imageobjectplace       Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos of gates and 1931 plaque
    imageobjectplace     Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos of gates and ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Farnham Cemetery WI 100th Anniversary Bench
    Farnham Cemetery WI 100th Anniversary Bench
    imageobjectplace       To celebrate Arkell WI's 100th Anniversary we dedicated a bench in Farnham Cemetery. Previously Arkell WI supported the Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967. See other photos of gates and plaques
    imageobjectplace     To celebrate Arkell WI's 100th Anniversary we dedicated a bench in Farnham Cemetery. Previously Arkell WI supported the Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Reid's Corner's WI Community Hall
    Reid's Corner's WI Community Hall
    imageobjectplace       Handwritten below the photograph of the hall is the following: "Reids Corners Community Hall For many years all regular monthly meetings, 4H meetings, short courses, annual variety and Christmas concerts, Halloween parties, Wedding dinners, Banquets, and Anniversary celebrations were held there. The first regular meeting there was in February 1948. ...
    imageobjectplace     Handwritten below the photograph of the hall is the following: "Reids Corners Community Hall For many years all regular monthly meetings, 4H meetings, short courses, annual variety and Christmas concerts, ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Reid's Corners WI  Memorial Tablet
    Reid's Corners WI Memorial Tablet
    imageobjectplace       Between the photographs of the churches reads the following hand-written description: "Pine River Presbyterian Church was erected in 1869 after (the) first church, built in 1864, was destroyed by a bush fire. It was veneered with brick in 1901, was redecorated in 1948, new maple floor, new seats, a furnace ...
    imageobjectplace     Between the photographs of the churches reads the following hand-written description: "Pine River Presbyterian Church was erected in 1869 after (the) first church, built in 1864, was destroyed by a ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Balsam Hill Horton W.I. Living Museum
    Balsam Hill Horton W.I. Living Museum
    imageobjectplace       When this school was replaced in 1967 by a new building, the Balsam Hill Women's Institute took it over as a meeting hall. Many members went to school in this building or had family members who attended or even taught in this school. After many years as a meeting hall, ...
    imageobjectplace     When this school was replaced in 1967 by a new building, the Balsam Hill Women's Institute took it over as a meeting hall. Many members went to school in this ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Admaston Heritage Book
    Admaston Heritage Book
    imageobject  1982     This book copyright 1982, was compiled from Balsam Hill Tweedsmuir histories, with the help of local author Carol Bennett.
    imageobject  1982   This book copyright 1982, was compiled from Balsam Hill Tweedsmuir histories, with the help of local author Carol Bennett.
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Gillies Hill Pioneer Monument
    Gillies Hill Pioneer Monument
    imageobject       Gillies Hill - site of municipal government 1856-1963 in memory of the pioneers of Elderslie Township
    imageobject     Gillies Hill - site of municipal government 1856-1963 in memory of the pioneers of Elderslie Township
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Samuel de Champlain Monument
    Samuel de Champlain Monument
    imageobject       Plaque reads: "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Champlain's Astrolabe Nearby was found in 1867 by Edward George Lee an astrolabe bearing the date 1603. This instrument, used for determining latitude, is believed to have been lost by Champlain about 7th June, 1613, on his exploratory expedition up the ...
    imageobject     Plaque reads: "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Champlain's Astrolabe Nearby was found in 1867 by Edward George Lee an astrolabe bearing the date 1603. This instrument, used for ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Hunter Cemetery Plaque
    Hunter Cemetery Plaque
    imageobject       In September 1969, the Boxall WI donated a plaque in the newly-named Hunter Cemetery. Mrs. Albert Hunter of Fingal was present at the opening ceremony, a relative of those who originally donated the land for the cemetery in 1861.
    imageobject     In September 1969, the Boxall WI donated a plaque in the newly-named Hunter Cemetery. Mrs. Albert Hunter of Fingal was present at the opening ceremony, a relative of those who ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • "Watch for Children" signs near Port Stanley
    "Watch for Children" signs near Port Stanley
    imageobject       The Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County in the 1980s for "Watch for Children" signs. Three signs were put up in the RR1 and RR2 Port Stanley area plus another area in Southwold Township.
    imageobject     The Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County in the 1980s for "Watch for Children" signs. Three signs were put up in the RR1 and RR2 Port Stanley area plus ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Stop Lights at Intersection of Iona Road and Talbot Line
    Stop Lights at Intersection of Iona Road and Talbot Line
    imageobject       After a number of accidents, Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County, and the Ontario Department of Highways for a Flashing light at the dangerous intersection at Iona Road and Talbot Line (Highway #3). In 1998, a flashing light was installed after the Province downloaded the care of Highway #3 ...
    imageobject     After a number of accidents, Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County, and the Ontario Department of Highways for a Flashing light at the dangerous intersection at Iona Road and ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Renfrew South District W.I. Defibrillator Donation and Plaque
    Renfrew South District W.I. Defibrillator Donation and Plaque
    imageobject       Plaque reads: "Presented by Renfrew South District Women's Institute In Celebration of 100 Years 1913-2013 and the Valley Harmonizers"
    imageobject     Plaque reads: "Presented by Renfrew South District Women's Institute In Celebration of 100 Years 1913-2013 and the Valley Harmonizers"
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
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