This 200 resident community, east of Regina, was founded in 1882 by William Richard Motherwell. He received a land grant moving from Ontario and began a career in Canadian politics in the early 1900s. He helped found the Territorial Grain Growers Association and later became Saskatchewan’s minister of agriculture (1905-1918) and rose to become the federal minister of agriculture in the 1920s.
The community is named in 1884 after a place in Perthshire, Scotland (southeast of Perth) by the Reverend Alexander Robinson.
Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site
8 km SW on Highway 22
Lanark Place, the restored 10 room homestead of William Richard Motherwell, was a stone-built Italianate farmhouse, typical of Motherwell’s Ontario roots. The building, its furnishings and the grounds are maintained as they were in the 1910-1914 period. Allow yourself an hour. pm, Victoria day to Thanksgiving.