Today I went to a 1800 circa home to have a strawberry😋 tea party. Seeing that I am new to the area, I thought I would like to visit some places of old and see a bit of history.
This home is now a museum, Erland Lee Museum and the birthplace of one of the first women's organization in Canada. Founded in 1897 as Women's Institute is now The Federated Women's Institute of Ontario home. What I find so amazing that is started over 100 years ago and has grown to Associated Country Women of the World. How small and wonderful the world is. Back then and still is for rural and country women and for education. The popular E.D. Smith (jam) was also part of the group of women. Adelaide Hunter Hoodless another great pioneer for women's education, YWCA,and Vicotrian Order of Nurses.
"The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario is a not-for-profit charitable organization with affiliations around the world, working with and for women in rural and small town Ontario. Through the network of Branches, we offer educational programming and community support; advocate for social, environmental and economic change, and work towards the personal growth of all women, for home and country."👍
I am glad😊 that I have moved into this area, time for me to learn more!