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What Is One Issue Facing Canadian Women Today?

The exhibit “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”  examines the history of the suffragist movement in Manitoba.  In 1916, Manitoba was the first of all Canadian provinces to grant some women the right to vote.   Ontario followed suit in 1916.  It is hoped that the exhibit will inspire women, men and children to keep thinking and working for justice and freedom for all in Canadian society. The exhibit asks the question: Here are some of the comments received from visitors: As you can see from the visitor’s comments there are many women’s issues remaining to be resolved.  The exhibit has proven to be quite thought provoking. What is one issue you think Canadian women f
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What Would You Say to a Suffragist From 100 Years Ago?

The exhibit “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”  examines the history of the suffragist movement in Manitoba.  In 1916 Manitoba was the first of all Canadian provinces to grant the right to vote in provincial elections to women. Ontario women gained the right to vote in  provincial elections in February of 1917 and the right to vote in federal elections was gained in April 2017. It is hoped that the exhibit will inspire women, men and children to keep thinking and working for justice and freedom for all in Canadian Society. Visitors to the exhibit were invited to answer the following question: : Here are some of the answers received from visitors: The comments represent a wide
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I Want To Vote Because…

The exhibit “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”  examines the history of the suffragist movement in Manitoba.  In 1916 Manitoba was the first of all Canadian provinces to grant the right to vote in provincial elections to some women. Ontario followed suit and granted women the right to vote in April of 1917. It is hoped that the exhibit will inspire women, men and children to keep thinking and working for justice and freedom for all in Canadian society. Visitors to the exhibit were invited to complete the following statement: Here are some of the answers received from visitors: Perhaps these visitor comments will remind us of some of the many reasons why it is important to vot
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International Women’s Day

International Woman’s Day A Salute to Harriet Phillips! It is International Women’s Day! Today we salute Harriet Phillips, Glanmore’s 1st resident. Harriet, or Hattie as she was sometimes known, inherited the the entire city block, from Dufferin Avenue to McDonald Avenue and Bridge Street East to Dundas Street East from her Bleecker relatives. This is where she and husband J.P.C. Phillips built their home known as Glanmore. Harriet was a talented amateur artist and some of her paintings are still displayed in the historic house. She was also known known to bake her own bread to send to neighbours when they were sick. Wouldn’t it be interesting to meet and speak with h
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Staff Artifact Pick Video: 1905 Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform

Staff Artifact Pick: 1905 Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform Watch the video as Administrative and Collections Assistant Danielle highlights the fascinating story of this doll.   According to oral history the doll was given to Lena Sharpe in 1905.  Lena was a young girl undergoing cancer treatment at Belleville General Hospital.  Unfortunately, her arm had to be amputated and she was hospitalized for quite a while.  The nurses that cared for her at the hospital gifted her with this doll, dressed in an exact copy of their own nursing uniform. The doll itself dates between 1893 and 1905. It features a German bisque head with human hair and brown glass”sleep eyes” that open and
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