Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Carleton Place Canadian files
Would this group be part of the Ramsay Women`s Institute Branch? Or the Lanark 4H Club?
Ramsay Women’s Institute was formed in Ramsay Township, Ontario, Canada in 1944 with 29 members. With amalgamation in 1998, Ramsay Township became part of the newly formed municipality of the Town of Mississippi Mills.
Nearly 70 years later, Ramsay Women’s Institute continues to provide a friendly environment for self enrichment, education and community involvement for all women 16 years and older. Today’s branch of 20 members actively supports projects locally, nationally and internationally, and continues to preserve the rich local history through itsTweedsmuir Histories.
For newcomers who wish to meet their neighbours or become involved in their new community, Ramsay Women’s Institute is a friendly starting point. New members are always welcome. The W.I. is a unique in that there are no religious or political ties.
Ramsay Women’s Institute is part of the North Lanark District of Eastern Ontario within the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario. The Women’s Institute was formed in 1897 in Ontario by Adelaide Hoodless. She was motivated by the tragic death of her son from typhoid fever due to contaminated milk. She encouraged women to organize and educate themselves in food preparation and household hygiene to improve their standard of living.