Historic Sites of Manitoba: Binscarth School No. 506 (Binscarth, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources
The Binscarth School District was established formally in April 1887 and a school building operated at SE15-19-28W where the village of Binscarth (now in the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth) developed. In 1901, a two-storey wood frame schoolhouse was constructed. In 1951, it became Binscarth Consolidated School No. 2326 in a new school on the same lot that opened on 25 August 1952. The old school building was demolished.
Teachers (partial list)
Among the other teachers of Binscarth School were Ruth C. Brent (1887), Percy D. Harris (1893), Mr. A. Dorsett (1890s), Mr. W. J. Small (1900s), George P. MacLeod, Ellen Elizabeth Wherrett, and W. L. Dyker.
Photos & Maps
Postcard of Binscarth School, constructed in 1901 (circa 1920)
Source: Walter Beatty
Binscarth School (1923)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7447, Album 2, Page 40.
Winter view of the Binscarth School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba / Historic Resources Branch
The Principal’s residence for Binscarth School (circa 1913)
Source: Education Department Report, 1913, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Site Location (lat/long): N50.62662, W101.27907
denoted by symbol on the map above
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Personalities,” Manitoba School Journal, Vol. 6, No. 9, May 1944, page 2.
Binscarth Memories by Binscarth History Committee, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.B55 Bin]
We thank Bill Crerar, Ed Arndt, Malcolm Bell, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 November 2016
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