Louise McKinney and Alberta farm women to be honoured at Claresholm and District Museum

The Homestretch

In 1917, Louise McKinney became the first woman elected to a legislature in the British Commonwealth. She was also one of the Famous Five women who led the suffrage movement in Canada. Mckinney was from Claresholm, in southern Alberta. Now, her legacy will be honoured, along with the contributions of other local farm women, in a new exhibit at the Claresholm and District Museum. The United Farmers Historical Society received a tourism grant from the province this week. Carol Kitchen heads the society and is a trailblazer herself. She's the first female president and CEO of an agricultural cooperative in North America. She spoke with host Doug Dirks.

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