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The 'Women are Persons' sculpture grouping is a tribute to the Famous 5 Alberta women who fought and won the battle to have women recognized as “persons” under the law in 1927. The ladies are inviting us to sit down on the empty chair and have tea with them. This is how they had to disguise their political meetings - as innocent tea parties.

Why you should visit it

Sitting on the chair in the sculpture makes a great photo opportunity. Put yourself in the centre of a conversation with these five brave Alberta women who made history. There's an online audio experience you can listen to with a mobile device that recreates a discussion between the Famous Five women at http://www.famou5.ca/binaural

Special tip

The ladies held many of their "subversive" tea parties at the Palliser Hotel, just a block away from here.

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