First Women's Institute 1897, The

As a result of Erland Lee's organizing efforts, some 100 women from the surrounding district gathered on February 19, 1897 and, at the urging of Adelaide Hoodless, drafted a constitution for a society devoted to improving homemaking and child care skills. The Women's Institutes movement subsequently gained worldwide participation.


At the former Lee home, now a museum, 552 Ridge Road, about 5 km east of Highway 20 - about 2 km from Stoney Creek via New Mountain Road

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: City of Hamilton (District)

Municipality: City of Hamilton