User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province


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  • Braemar W.I. Plaque
    ImageObject       This plaque was placed on the gatepost of Jonathan Hook’s farm prior to the 1960’s. It is not yet known who installed the plaque. This photo was taken in the fall of 2017.
    ImageObject     This plaque was placed on the gatepost of Jonathan Hook’s farm prior to the 1960’s. It is not yet known who installed the plaque. This photo was taken in the ...
  • Brooksdale WI Plaque - Youngsville
    ImageObject       Youngsville In 1839 Gabriel Youngs came from New York State and purchased 1000 acres of land surrounding these crossroads. The Great Western Hotel, built on this site before 1850, served settlers travelling from Beachville to Stratford. This being the central point of the township, the West Zorra Counci lmet here ...
    ImageObject     Youngsville In 1839 Gabriel Youngs came from New York State and purchased 1000 acres of land surrounding these crossroads. The Great Western Hotel, built on this site before 1850, served ...
  • 1961 Stone Cairn and Plaque at the Erland Lee (Museum) Home
    ImageObjectPlace       This plaque, mounted on a stone cairn, was placed at the roadside in front of the Erland Lee (Museum) Home in 1961, while it was still a private residence. It reads "In memory of Erland Lee and his wife, Janet, who pioneered the first Women's Institute - now world-wide - ...
    ImageObjectPlace     This plaque, mounted on a stone cairn, was placed at the roadside in front of the Erland Lee (Museum) Home in 1961, while it was still a private residence. It ...
  • National Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home
    ImageObjectPlace       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 ...
    ImageObjectPlace     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 ...
  • School Bell Built by Calton WI
    ObjectImage       This is a photograph of a monument was built by the Calton WI following the demolition of Calton School. It features the original school bell covered by a small roof, which is raised above a raised brick wall that has an explanatory plaque affixed to it. The entire monument is ...
    ObjectImage     This is a photograph of a monument was built by the Calton WI following the demolition of Calton School. It features the original school bell covered by a small roof, ...
  • Lyon's Parkette, South Dorchester Township
    ObjectImage       The plaque reads: "1852-1998 This plaque and parkette are here as a historical remembrance to the Township of South Dorchester honouring all residents past, present, and future. The Township of South Dorchester Millennium Committee dedicates this plaque and parkette as a heritage tribute in this year 2000 Committee members Aldon ...
    ObjectImage     The plaque reads: "1852-1998 This plaque and parkette are here as a historical remembrance to the Township of South Dorchester honouring all residents past, present, and future. The Township of ...
  • Former Calton WI Hall
    PlaceImage       This building was originally the Calton WI Hall, but was later sold to be used as a private home.
    PlaceImage     This building was originally the Calton WI Hall, but was later sold to be used as a private home.
  • Kingsmill-Mapleton WI Centennial Plaque, Belmont, 1907-2007
    ObjectImage       "Kingsmill Mapleton Women Institute 1907-2007"
    ObjectImage     "Kingsmill Mapleton Women Institute 1907-2007"
  • Memorial Tree Planted by Kingsmill-Mapleton WI
    ObjectImage       The memorial stone reads: "In Memory of Roger Tree lovingly donated by the Jammers and K.M.W.I [Kingsmill Mapleton WI]."
    ObjectImage     The memorial stone reads: "In Memory of Roger Tree lovingly donated by the Jammers and K.M.W.I [Kingsmill Mapleton WI]."
  • Braemar Hall
    ImageText       At one time, This Braemar Hall was the hub of the community as it hosted both social and church events. It was on land adjacent to that owned by Lloyd Masters who at the time of the hall’s demise took over the lot as part of his farm on the ...
    ImageText     At one time, This Braemar Hall was the hub of the community as it hosted both social and church events. It was on land adjacent to that owned by Lloyd ...
  • 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"
  • Balsam Hill-Horton W.I. Horse and Buggy "Share the Road" Signage
    ImageObject       Photo of a roadside sign, alerting travellers to the presence of horse drawn vehicles on the road. The Balsam Hill - Horton W.I. was aware of a group of conservative Mennonite families coming to the area. The ladies arranged an information evening, for the neighbours and township council. The Women's ...
    ImageObject     Photo of a roadside sign, alerting travellers to the presence of horse drawn vehicles on the road. The Balsam Hill - Horton W.I. was aware of a group of conservative ...
  • Prince Edward County Service Club Signs
    ImageObject       In 2000-2001 Service Club Signs were placed at three entrances to Prince Edward County; Carrying Place, Rossmore and Highway 49, Skyway Bridge. Prince Edward District W.I. member, Joyce Brown, (deceased) was instrumental in getting this accomplished.
    ImageObject     In 2000-2001 Service Club Signs were placed at three entrances to Prince Edward County; Carrying Place, Rossmore and Highway 49, Skyway Bridge. Prince Edward District W.I. member, Joyce Brown, (deceased) ...
  • Mountain View Cemetery Bench
    ImageObject       Mt. View Cemetery Maintained by the Mt. View Women's Institute 1919-2002
    ImageObject     Mt. View Cemetery Maintained by the Mt. View Women's Institute 1919-2002
  • Johnson Soccer Fields, Picton
    ImageObject       Prince Edward County Soccer Association Through the generous support of our partners The John M Parrot Foundation Paul Greer & Sons Excavating Wentworth Landscape Group The Stark Family Fund Kerr Sprinkler Systems Essroc Italcementi Rotary Club of Picton Kiwanis Club of Picton Kinsmen Club of Picton Willowlee Sod Farms C.F. ...
    ImageObject     Prince Edward County Soccer Association Through the generous support of our partners The John M Parrot Foundation Paul Greer & Sons Excavating Wentworth Landscape Group The Stark Family Fund Kerr ...
  • Sponsor, Prince Edward District Memorial Hospital Foundation
    ImageObject       The Prince Edward District WI is a sponsor of the Prince Edward District Memorial Hospital Foundation. This plaque hangs in the Prince Edward District Memorial Hospital in recognition of donations made by the Prince Edward County District WI.
    ImageObject     The Prince Edward District WI is a sponsor of the Prince Edward District Memorial Hospital Foundation. This plaque hangs in the Prince Edward District Memorial Hospital in recognition of donations ...
  • Accessible Transportation in Prince Edward County
    ImageObject       Prince Edward District member and former president, Joan Williams welcoming Mr. & Mrs. Allison coming off the Quinte Access Bus to attend our Art & Craft Sale.
    ImageObject     Prince Edward District member and former president, Joan Williams welcoming Mr. & Mrs. Allison coming off the Quinte Access Bus to attend our Art & Craft Sale.
  • Prince Edward District WI: Donor to Radio 99.3 FM
    ImageObject       We believe in the importance of local radio so the Prince Edward District W.I. made a donation to the founding of the radio station and were recognized by being named on a plaque.
    ImageObject     We believe in the importance of local radio so the Prince Edward District W.I. made a donation to the founding of the radio station and were recognized by being named ...
  • Adamsville WI Hall
    ImageObjectPlace       Adamsville WI Hall Adamsville Women's Institute was organized in 1934 and disbanded in 2012. The Community Hall was the former one-room school (S.S. #3, Albemarle Township, Bruce County) until 1967 when Central Schools were formed. The Community bought the school for $50.00 and appointed a Board of Trustees. The building ...
    ImageObjectPlace     Adamsville WI Hall Adamsville Women's Institute was organized in 1934 and disbanded in 2012. The Community Hall was the former one-room school (S.S. #3, Albemarle Township, Bruce County) until 1967 ...
  • Cornell WI Hall - 2016
    ImageObjectPlace       In 2016, Norwich Township declared that the hall could not be rented due to changing fire regulations. With rising hydro and fuel costs and declining involvement, the Cornell Women's Institute could no longer look after the hall. The Township sold it in 2017 to Wilson Farms from Norwich.
    ImageObjectPlace     In 2016, Norwich Township declared that the hall could not be rented due to changing fire regulations. With rising hydro and fuel costs and declining involvement, the Cornell Women's Institute ...
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province