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  • Women's Institutes: Women's Institutes Documents
  • 125th Anniversary Quilt Challenge
        This was one of the submissions from WI members. Deadline was January 30, 2022 with winners announced on February 19, 2022.
      This was one of the submissions from WI members. Deadline was January ...
  • 1930 WI Handbook and Rockley WI Minute Book, 1929-36
    Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), [1929]-[1936]     The first 40 pages is the 1930 FWIO Handbook, followed by the Rockley (spelled Rockly) WI's first minute book. Page 131 is the start of the attendance record giving the list of members.
    Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), [1929]-[1936]   The first 40 pages is the 1930 FWIO Handbook, followed by the ...
  • 1961 Stone Cairn and Plaque at the Erland Lee (Museum) Home
        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 - ...
      This plaque, mounted on a stone cairn, was placed at the roadside ...
  • The 4 Scavengers   Clue #1
        1927 Loan Gilbert, Whicher, and Caudle are a few of the names on this plaque in Colpoy's Bay Community Hall. Many of their ancestors continue to live in the Bruce Peninsula area. There are one hundred and twenty names on this plaque to commemorate these individuals who donated their time ...
      1927 Loan Gilbert, Whicher, and Caudle are a few of the names ...
  • THE 4W'S - WALTON WONDER WOMEN WISHing  Clue # 3
        We Rock! After reading Clue #3 we all found our own rock and gathered together to paint the rocks with flowers and embellish them with an embroidered bee to carry out our theme of "Bees and Flowers". Margaret hid her stone in Julie's flowerbed. "Bee my rock" describes Julie to ...
      We Rock! After reading Clue #3 we all found our own rock ...
  • THE 4W'S - WALTON WONDER WOMEN WISHing Clue #1
        EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT COMES FROM ORDINARY PEOPLE “Almost at the inception of the movement to build a memorial hall in Blyth, the Women’s Institute purchased the grounds on which the hall is erected, showing rare judgment in their selection of a suitable site…” (The Blyth Standard, June 17,1973 - reprinted from ...
      EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT COMES FROM ORDINARY PEOPLE “Almost at the inception of the ...
  • 50th Anniversary: Cochrane District: Frederickhouse, Clute, Hunta, Dunning, and Cochrane WI
        Inscription below the photograph reads "50th Anniversary Cochrane Frederickhouse Clute Hunta Dunning and Cochrane WI"
      Inscription below the photograph reads "50th Anniversary Cochrane Frederickhouse Clute Hunta Dunning ...
  • Accessible Transportation in Prince Edward County
        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 member and former president, Joan Williams welcoming Mr. & ...
  • ACWW 23rd Triennial Conference Information June 2001
    South Lobo WI, Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), Jun 2001     92 pages providing information on the ACWW 23 Triennial Conference held at the Hamilton Convention Centre June 11-18, 2001. The theme was "Volunteers make Visions a Reality". Besides a summary of the convention, the resolutions and recommendations, and the conventions program, there are also many photos of people, events, tours. ...
    South Lobo WI, Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), Jun 2001   92 pages providing information on the ACWW 23 Triennial Conference held at ...
  • Adamsville WI Hall
        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 ...
      Adamsville WI Hall Adamsville Women's Institute was organized in 1934 and disbanded ...
  • Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History, Volume 1
    Adamsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), [1968]-[2005]     Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History, Volume 1 - Introduction, history of Adamsville village - Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir - Map of Bruce County with community of Adamsville outlined - Adamsville Church - Rev. James McFadden - Half-Way House - History of the area (Hope Bay) handwritten by Doris Caldwell Weir, ...
    Adamsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), [1968]-[2005]   Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History, Volume 1 - Introduction, history of Adamsville ...
  • Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History Volume 2
    Adamsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), [1963]-[2011]     Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History, Volume 2. - Bruce tartan swatch - Some Facts about Adelaide Hoodless and Erland Lee - Introduction, history of Adamsville village - Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir - Map of Bruce County with community of Adamsville outlined - Adamsville Church - Half-Way House - Adamsville Blacksmith ...
    Adamsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), [1963]-[2011]   Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History, Volume 2. - Bruce tartan swatch - ...
  • Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History, Volume 3
    Adamsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), [1993]-[2006]     Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History, Volume 3 Photo album of Adamsville WI events: - Group photo of Adamsville WI 70th anniversary, 2004 - Wiarton Hospital Tea, 1964 - Adamsville WI 25th Anniversary, 1960 - Photos of quilts made by Adamsville WI - Photo of members who held District Offices - ...
    Adamsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON: Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario), [1993]-[2006]   Adamsville WI Tweedsmuir Community History, Volume 3 Photo album of Adamsville WI ...
  • Addie's Adventurers - Clue #1
        Original Site of McNab Township Hall – WISH Adventure #1 Where do we go on our first adventure? Which WI plaque, hall or project to choose? Do we want to pick one from our own branch or select one from our District that is not yet available online in the ...
      Original Site of McNab Township Hall – WISH Adventure #1 Where do ...
  • Addie's Adventurers - Clue #1
        Original Site of McNab Township Hall – WISH Adventure #1 Where do we go on our first adventure? Which WI plaque, hall or project to choose? Do we want to pick one from our own branch or select one from our District that is not yet available online in the ...
      Original Site of McNab Township Hall – WISH Adventure #1 Where do ...
  • Addie's Adventurers - Clue #2
        WI Goes to Mars We have been happily living on this planet and helping each other as a community for more than 15 years. This year, star-date 2047, marks our 150th anniversary of the Women’s Institute movement. For those visiting from the Stoney Creek WI Branch and other branches on ...
      WI Goes to Mars We have been happily living on this planet ...
  • Addie's Adventurers - Clue #3
        3rd Rock from the Sun Excitement is in the air! We have journeyed from our home on Mars to attend the 2053 Associated Country Women of the Universe (ACWU) Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Earth and are about to land. We are very pleased that we are taking our ...
      3rd Rock from the Sun Excitement is in the air! We have ...
  • ADDIE’S ANGELS - CLUE #1
        FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOR ‘ADDIE’S ANGELS’ LEADS TO INVESTIGATION OF POSSESSION OF TWEEDSMUIR BOOKS AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Our WISH Team, named Addie’s Angels (Remember Charlie’s Angels?), includes (l-r) Karen Murray-Hopf, Ronna Hoogstraten, Margaret M. McPherson (MMM), and Lyanne Lynch and we all live in the community of Glen Morris, Ontario. Our ...
      FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOR ‘ADDIE’S ANGELS’ LEADS TO INVESTIGATION OF POSSESSION OF TWEEDSMUIR ...
  • ADDIE’S ANGELS - Clue Number 3
        The Sisterhood of The Travelling Rocks Our WISH Team, named Addie’s Angels (Remember Charlie’s Angels?), chose the theme FRIENDSHIP for our rock collection. We wanted our rocks to reflect the importance and positive impact of female friendships in our lives, the special bonds and relationships that exist between women, and ...
      The Sisterhood of The Travelling Rocks Our WISH Team, named Addie’s Angels ...
  • ADDIE’S ANGELS Clue #2
        Title of Creation: ADDIE’S ANGELS’ WI LEGO QUILT #125thAnniversary #fellowship #legofun Crafts and food have been an important part of WI’s history. A quilt symbolizes crafting and the art of women creating and working together, each one contributing time and skills to achieve a common goal. This is similar to ...
      Title of Creation: ADDIE’S ANGELS’ WI LEGO QUILT #125thAnniversary #fellowship #legofun Crafts ...
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Women's Institutes Documents


This group is a multi-agency collection of Tweedsmuir Community History Collections, minutes, books, Home & Country newsletters, and other documents created by the Women's Institutes (WI) of Ontario (FWIO). It allows the record to be discovered through the Women's Institutes Document portal.