Dundas Women's Study Group Celebrating 100 years with Open House June 22 from 10 am to 4 pm

On June 22, 2024, there will be an open house to celebrate 100 years of education and service. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dundas City Hall. Come meet the current members and descendants of the original 20 charter members. There will be many displays of program booklets, photographs and other items of interest. A skit called, “School Daze” written by one of our past members, Helen Howie will be performed at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Dundas Women’s Study Club is celebrating what its twenty charter members wouldn’t have imagined when they gathered on September 16, 1924 for their very first meeting. Over the next 100 years, women of the Dundas area gathered to study various topics of interest, from government to geography, from mental illness to various social problems, from local politics to education in the schools.

While women had the right to vote, many were somewhat confined to their homes, women still wanted to influence legislation and provide better working and living conditions for their families. Many did not have the opportunity to get a college education but were determined to learn in the Study Club setting.