• Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead

Situated in the rolling hills of Brant County, the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead is the birthplace and childhood home of a Canadian original. Adelaide's father, David Hunter, purchased the Homestead from John Bray (War of 1812 veteran) in 1852 and the family owned the property until 1906.

Adelaide's childhood experiences inspired her during her twenty years of publlic life. She was involved in the establishment and/or growth of many organizations which have since become Canadian institutions: the Women's Institute, the Victorian Order of Nurses, the YWCA and the National Council of Women for Canada. She also initiated the teaching of Domestic Science in the public school system in Ontario. She died while speaking on stage in February, 1910.


359 Blue Lake Rd.
County of Brant, ON
N0E 1N0




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    • Preserving our HERitage: History from the Womyn's Perspective
      Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead/Brant Historical Society

      The Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead (St. George, ON) and the Brant Historical Society (Brantford, ON) are partnering for a joint… More >

      The Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead (St. George, ON) and the Brant Historical Society (Brantford, ON) are partnering for a joint exhibit titled “Preserving our HERitage: History from the Womyn’s Perspective.”

      The exhibit is about Women’s Institutes history, with focus on how WIs have recorded their own history. Both museums showcase the many accomplishments by WI groups which have existed for over one hundred years. Over the years WIs have recorded their own history in many ways including minute books, magazines, Tweedsmuir scrapbooks and other history books.

      Both museums have a different story to tell about Women’s Institutes. The Brant Historical Society displays the history of the local WIs within Brant County. The Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, as the birthplace of WI co-founder Adelaide Hoodless and the office of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada, will display how the WIs started and how they developed into the large organization it is today.

      Visit both locations and learn more about these groups of inspiring Canadian women. The exhibit is open from May 8 until June 30<2017. See any location first to receive a ticket valid at both museums. Location: Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, 359 Blue Lake Road, St. George, ON Brant Historical Society, 57 Charlotte Street, Brantford, ON Date: May 8 – June 30, 2017 Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM & Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM Cost: General $15, Members $10, Youth (age 10 – 18) $8, Under age 10 FREE For more information, please contact programs@adelaidehoodless.ca or 519-448-1130

      Time Every Monday 12:00 am

      Location 359 Blue Lake Road/57 Charlotte Street, St. George/Brantford, N0E 1N0

      Email programs@adelaidehoodless.ca

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