As the 19th century closes, a stream of pioneer-farmers move west from Ontario, seeking a new life on the prairies. Early Saskatchewan settler, W.R. Motherwell became a community leader whose passion for scientific farming methods took him all the way to parliament as Minister of Agriculture. Live a day in the life of a prairie farmer in the 1900s on W.R. Motherwell’s historic homestead, Lanark Place.

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Getting here

PO Box 70
Abernethy SK S0A 0A0

Hours of operation

Closed until May 2018
Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 306-333-2116
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
motherwell.homestead@pc.gc.ca

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