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  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wellman's Women's Institute Hall
    ImagePlace       On April 28th 1869 David Mack donated the land (Pt. Lot 19, Con. 5 Rawdon Twp.) for a Wesleyan Church, a branch of Methodism, where the present building now stands. The citizens decided to combine their resources and build a house of worship. Although their own homes were of logs ...
    ImagePlace     On April 28th 1869 David Mack donated the land (Pt. Lot 19, Con. 5 Rawdon Twp.) for a Wesleyan Church, a branch of Methodism, where the present building now stands. ...
  • Kilmartin Cemetery Dedication- Yarmouth Glen WI
    ImagePlace       Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute undertook a restoration project at Kilmartin Cemetery following a dedication ceremony on June 23, 1963. Please also see another submission on this topic for more information.
    ImagePlace     Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute undertook a restoration project at Kilmartin Cemetery following a dedication ceremony on June 23, 1963. Please also see another submission on this topic for more information.
  • Kilmartin Cemetery, Municipality of Central Elgin
    ImagePlace       In April 1960, committee of Yarmouth Glen WI met with Yarmouth Township Council regarding a cleanup of Kilmartin cemetery. This resulted in a $50 annual grant given to the branch for upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. At this time, all markers were removed and the ground leveled. Further funds ...
    ImagePlace     In April 1960, committee of Yarmouth Glen WI met with Yarmouth Township Council regarding a cleanup of Kilmartin cemetery. This resulted in a $50 annual grant given to the branch ...
  • Blakeney Plaque unveiling
    ImagePlace       On Nov.7,2010 the Mayor of Mississippi Mills,Al Lunney and the President of Ramsay W.I., Cindy Zorgel unveiled a plaque at the Blakeney Park at the bridge over the Mississippi River, in Lanark County near Pakenham. It showed the locations of the over a dozen mills and shops in early times.
    ImagePlace     On Nov.7,2010 the Mayor of Mississippi Mills,Al Lunney and the President of Ramsay W.I., Cindy Zorgel unveiled a plaque at the Blakeney Park at the bridge over the Mississippi River, ...
  • WI Centennial Planter
    ImagePlace       The Maple Grove W. I. in Waterloo District marked Canada's Centennial by having a planter built at the old one room Riverbank School at the corner of the Preston Breslau highway and Riverbank Dr. At the time it had been converted into the Regional Library. It has since been the ...
    ImagePlace     The Maple Grove W. I. in Waterloo District marked Canada's Centennial by having a planter built at the old one room Riverbank School at the corner of the Preston Breslau ...
  • Country Manor Bench
    ImageObjectPlace       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     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 ...
  • Ontario Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home
    ImageObjectPlace       In 1967, the Lee family home (not yet a museum) was designated by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board. Erland and Janet’s daughter and daughter-in-law, Marjorie Lee and Katherine Lee respectively, were present at the unveiling of the sign, which was placed in front of the home at the ...
    ImageObjectPlace     In 1967, the Lee family home (not yet a museum) was designated by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board. Erland and Janet’s daughter and daughter-in-law, Marjorie Lee and Katherine ...
  • Goshen Cemetery Plaque
    ImageObjectPlace       This plaque was erected by the Goshen W.I. at Goshen Cemetery. The plaque reads "Goshen Cemetery 1831 - 1931 in memory of the pioneers." It is on the brick wall in front of the cemetery.
    ImageObjectPlace     This plaque was erected by the Goshen W.I. at Goshen Cemetery. The plaque reads "Goshen Cemetery 1831 - 1931 in memory of the pioneers." It is on the brick wall ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canada 150 Art Tree Project - Burnstown W.I.
    ImageObject       Burnstown Women’s Institute Theme 6: Community organization Township: Mc Nab / Braeside, Ontario Volunteer hours: 30 Our story: In 1911 our Institute branch was the first one in the Renfrew South District, and we have been going strong ever since! We have 26 members ranging from 30 to 90 years ...
    ImageObject     Burnstown Women’s Institute Theme 6: Community organization Township: Mc Nab / Braeside, Ontario Volunteer hours: 30 Our story: In 1911 our Institute branch was the first one in the Renfrew ...
  • Elderslie Township Remembers Pioneer Communities
    ImageNewspaper       Gillies Hill and Williscroft WI of Bruce East District held a family barbecue in 1998, with proceeds used to erect signs to mark and preserve the pioneer communities in Elderslie Township. "Big Bruce" is in the background.
    ImageNewspaper     Gillies Hill and Williscroft WI of Bruce East District held a family barbecue in 1998, with proceeds used to erect signs to mark and preserve the pioneer communities in Elderslie ...
  • Reid's Corners WI Hospital Ward
    ImageNewspaperPlace  The Kincardine Independent, March 1976     Kincardine Hospital as it first appeared then some 50 years later as Kincardine and District Hospital. It is now of South Bruce Grey Health Services. Pictures taken from Tweedsmuir History.
    ImageNewspaperPlace  The Kincardine Independent, March 1976   Kincardine Hospital as it first appeared then some 50 years later as Kincardine and District Hospital. It is now of South Bruce Grey Health Services. Pictures taken from Tweedsmuir History.
  • Usbourne School Bell
    ImageObjectPlace       Usbourne Central School Bell November 8, 1976 Wincheslea School Bell was erected at Usbourne Central School. Cost of Bell shared by Student Council of Usbourne Elmville, Hurondale, and Kirkton Womens Institutes. Erected by Fred Bischoff and sons of Exeter. The metal work was done by Carl Gower. The cost was ...
    ImageObjectPlace     Usbourne Central School Bell November 8, 1976 Wincheslea School Bell was erected at Usbourne Central School. Cost of Bell shared by Student Council of Usbourne Elmville, Hurondale, and Kirkton Womens ...
  • Balsam Hill Horton W.I. Living Museum
    ImageObjectPlace       This red brick school house, S.S No 2 Admaston is maintained by Balsam Hill - Horton Women's Institute. Each spring students from Renfrew County can come to experience a day in a one-room school. W.I. members who are retired school teachers, teach memory work, writing with ink pens and roman ...
    ImageObjectPlace     This red brick school house, S.S No 2 Admaston is maintained by Balsam Hill - Horton Women's Institute. Each spring students from Renfrew County can come to experience a day ...
  • Prince Edward District W.I. 100th Anniversary: Rednersville WI
    ImageObject       Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Rednersville Branch"
    ImageObject     Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Rednersville Branch"
  • Prince Edward District W.I. 100th Anniversary: Mountain View WI
    ImageObject       Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Mountain View Branch
    ImageObject     Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Mountain View Branch
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province