Project Description


A member of the “Famous Five,” Nellie McClung was a reformer, author and legendary advocate for equality. Born in 1873 in Chatsworth, Ontario, Nellie was trained as a teacher and active in the temperance and women’s rights movements where she had a reputation as an effective and humourous orator. She moved to Alberta in 1915, served as a Liberal MLA for Edmonton and lived in Calgary from 1923 to the mid-1930s, continuing her advocacy through her writing and speaking tours across Canada and the U.S.