About Nellie’s Homes
Come visit the only two of Nellie McClung’s homes in Canada that are open to visitors.
In Manitou, Nellie met and married Wes McClung (1896), wrote her Canadian best seller Sowing Seeds in Danny (1908), and launched her national career as a brilliant speaker and champion of women’s and human rights.
Come walk in her footsteps at the Nellie McClung Heritage Site in Manitou, Manitoba – a town she called home for nearly 20 years.
In 1890, Nellie Mooney stepped off the nearest train from Wawanesa to begin her career as a teacher at Hazel School, just north of Manitou. She was 16 years old.
She boarded next door with the Hasselfield family in what she described as their warm and welcoming home, overflowing with books.
Hazel Cottage, as it is now called, will transport you back to Nellie’s earliest days as a budding believer in equal rights.
Nellie McClung’s den is hallowed ground so come soak in the inspiration.
Here, she penned two of her 16 books, presentations for her speaking tours and speeches to promote the suffragist movement and women’s right to vote.
Nellie gave birth to four of their five children in Manitou and raised them in McClung House, the first home the couple purchased, in 1899.