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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Anola and District Museum (725 Weiser Crescent, Anola, RM of Springfield)

This museum in Anola, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, features artifacts and buildings from the early days of the municipality. Among them is the building for Anola School No. 1602, used by the Anola School District after its establishment in February 1912. In 1965, the school became part of the Anola Consolidated School No. 2429 when it was consolidated with schools from the surrounding rural area, including Beatrice School No. 164, Queens Valley School No. 1034, McDavid School No. 1234, Monominto School No. 1255, Oak Crossing School No. 1407, Uppingham School No. 1428, Eastdale School No. 1640, and Craig Siding School No. 2031.

Also at the museum is the Millbrook Cemetery Chapel from 1889, a blacksmith shop, a fire hall, and an early home. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults and free for children.

Anola and District Museum, with the Anola School building at left

Anola and District Museum, with the Anola School building at left (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of the Anola and District Museum

Aerial view of the Anola and District Museum (July 2020)
Source: George Penner

Anola School

Anola School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 1.

Buildings for McDavid School (left), Anola School (centre), and Uppingham School

Buildings for McDavid School (left), Anola School (centre), and Uppingham School (1968)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey, Anola.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88404, W96.64826
denoted by symbol on the map above


One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 July 2020

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