Hampstead Women's Institute Heritage Plaque
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Hampstead Women's Institute Heritage Plaque


Provincial Heritage Plaque (Marker) erected and unveiled September 24, 2013 at the site of Hampstead Women’s Institute inaugural meeting – little board-and-batten house (right in photo) STORY: On the evening of March 5, 1903 twenty-four women crowded into a small home at the southwest corner of Perth Road [county road 59] and Concession 10 [Perth Line 47] North Easthope township [Perth East Ward]. This inaugural meeting of Hampstead Women’s Institute included a group of local woment who were committed to community by recording local history, promoting advocacy and teaching homemaking skills. This birthplace of Hampstead Women’s institute still stands. The little blue board-and-batten house serves as landmark and a reminder of the many women who served their community. At this site, Hampstead Women’s Institute erected and unveiled a Provincial Heritage Plaque (Marker) on September 24, 2013 which proclaims their contribution to local history. This branch has been a positive factor in the lives of women and their families for over 110 years in Perth County. Such plaques make history come alive by telling stories of the people, places and events that have shaped may rural communities in our province.