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  • Subject: Galleries & museums
  • Elgin County Pioneer Museum
        The Elgin County Pioneer Museum, 32 Talbot Street, St Thomas was founded in 1957. www.elgincounty.ca/archives (Click on “Collections” in blue banner menu; click on blue”on-line database”; in search line, type in “elgin county pioneer museum- there are 239 results. i.e. things in archives) http://www.elginhistoricalsociety.ca/video-tags/st-thomas (Elgin County Pioneer Museum 30th Anniversary, ...
      The Elgin County Pioneer Museum, 32 Talbot Street, St Thomas was founded ...
  • Wandering Investigators Sharing Hijinks Clue #1
        Wandering Investigators Sharing Hijinks Clue #1 - see description below. Submission part of the WISH challenge for WI's 125th anniversary.
      Wandering Investigators Sharing Hijinks Clue #1 - see description below. Submission part ...
  • Yarmouth Glenders.  Clue # 1
        Photo of team: D.Burgess, J.Jackaman, J.Mansell and J. Erickson taken on Feb 25/22 at Elgin County Heritage Centre, 360 Sunset Dr. St Thomas Extraordinary Achievement comes from Ordinary People A Museum for Elgin County “The distance between DREAMS and REALITY is called ACTION” (Unknown) This quote describes the story about ...
      Photo of team: D.Burgess, J.Jackaman, J.Mansell and J. Erickson taken on Feb ...
  • Ontario Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home
        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 ...
      In 1967, the Lee family home (not yet a museum) was designated ...
  • Balsam Hill Horton W.I. Living Museum
        This red brick school house, S.S No 2 Admaston is maintained by Balsam Hill - Horton Women's Institute. From 2000 until the pandemic, each spring students from Renfrew County came to experience a day in a one-room school. W.I. members who are retired school teachers, teach memory work, writing with ...
      This red brick school house, S.S No 2 Admaston is maintained by ...
  • Fairfield Wily Investigators Clue #1
        Fairfield Wily Investigators Debbie Findlay and Jean Dowdall, aka Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, stand by the huge Junetown Women’s Institute sign on the grounds of the Mallory Coach House Museum in Mallorytown on February 12, 2022. At right is Barbara Morrison, a Junetown WI member, who gave the investigators a tour ...
      Fairfield Wily Investigators Debbie Findlay and Jean Dowdall, aka Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, ...
  • Mountview Women's Institute Hall
        Mountview Women’s Institute Hall Country Heritage Park – Milton, Ontario This small frame building built in 1838 on Ferris Lawrence’s property, was one of the first rural churches in Central Ontario. It was located on Concession 2 in Trafalgar Township on the corner of what is now Winston Churchill Boulevard ...
      Mountview Women’s Institute Hall Country Heritage Park – Milton, Ontario This small ...
  • The Brantford Expositor - The Women's Institute 75th Anniversary
        This 12 page special section of the Brantford Expositor honours the 75th Anniversary of the Women's Institute. It provides information on: - the first minutes and early history of the WI. - information on Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, one of the founders, and the purchase of her birthplace. - Information on ...
      This 12 page special section of the Brantford Expositor honours the 75th ...
  • Lunch Bunch Clue #1
        On snowy, blustery February 25th the "Lunch Bunch Hunters" WI group trudged through snow to enter the Vernon Museum for their photoshoot. Captain Norma McNaughton drove as did country inhabitant member Laura Acres. Helen McDonald, another WI member walked 4 blocks. Non-member Mary Raats, our other country lady, was absent ...
      On snowy, blustery February 25th the "Lunch Bunch Hunters" WI group trudged ...
  • Clues & Capers Crew. Clue #1
        The Clues and Capers Crew. #1 We’ve come together, Old friends and new. Now here we are, The Clues and Capers Crew. We ventured out to what we’ve always known, The Addie Hunter Hoodless home. Ordinary she was, Extraordinary her deeds. She inspired generations of women, To meet rural needs. ...
      The Clues and Capers Crew. #1 We’ve come together, Old friends and ...
  • Crafty Clue Crew clue #1
        The beginning of our W.I.S.H. adventure befittingly brought us to the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead where Adelaide’s life journey began. This National Historic Site owned by the Federated Women’s Institute of Canada is located on Blue Lake Rd. in St. George, Ontario. Adelaide’s early years on the homestead learning from ...
      The beginning of our W.I.S.H. adventure befittingly brought us to the Adelaide ...
  • Lockdowners Clue #1
        What better way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the W. I. than a visit to the Erland Lee Museum Home? This homestead sits proudly on the escarpment at Stoney Creek in Wentworth County. As a Branch, close to this landmark we are able to visit and tour the museum, ...
      What better way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the W. I. ...
  • Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead - National Historic Site
        The childhood home of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless and now a National Historic Site operated by the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada. Adelaide was a domestic science reformer. Besides inspiring the Women's Institute, she was responsible for YWCA, VON and MacDonald Institute at Guelph University. Built in 1830 by John Bray ...
      The childhood home of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless and now a National Historic ...
  • Elgin Museum: A Vision for the Past 50 Years and Counting
        This is an article that outlines the history of the Elgin County Museum from 1946 to 2006.
      This is an article that outlines the history of the Elgin County ...
  • 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 ...
  • Prince Edward District W.I. 100th Anniversary: Rednersville WI
        Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Rednersville Branch"
      Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Rednersville Branch"
  • Paris Women Just Wanna Have Fun Clue #1
        Our team gathered to pay homage to Adelaide Hunter Hoodless who organized the first Women’s Institute 125 years ago. On the steps to Adelaide’s homestead, we honour Adelaide and the many women who have benefitted from the friendships made through the Women’s Institute since 1897 to today. We were inspired ...
      Our team gathered to pay homage to Adelaide Hunter Hoodless who organized ...
  • FWIO Centennial Celebrations, 1997 - Volume 2
        Women's Institute 100th Anniversary, 1897-1997, Tweedsmuir History of anniversary cards & letters received Compiled during the Centennial Year, 1997 at the Erland Lee (Museum) Home Stoney Creek, ON Compiled by Mary Kneebone, Curator, Erland Lee (Museum) Home - Various cards, photogaphs, programs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from FWIC, ACWW, and ...
      Women's Institute 100th Anniversary, 1897-1997, Tweedsmuir History of anniversary cards & letters ...
  • Prince Edward District W.I. 100th Anniversary: Mountain View WI
        Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Mountain View Branch
      Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Mountain View ...
  • 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 ...
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