It Won’t Last Long Without a Man to Run It
with Jan Watson
Wednesday 18th July, 10.30am @ The Priest’s House Museum
Tickets £5, include Museum and Garden entrance
The Womens Institute movement begin in Stoney Creek, Canada in 1897 in response to the perceived need for women in rural areas to be better educated in home and childcare, and to improve their lives through social networking. Attempts to import the idea into this country initially met with apathy and resistance, but at a time when the movement for Womens Suffrage was growing, coupled with the cataclysmic effect of war, the determination of women to establish a different role in society allowed the WI to take root and grow. This talk will examine the development of the WI in the early days, discuss links with the Womens Suffrage movement and demonstrate how the objectives of the WI would help to prepare women to exercise their vote.
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