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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Education Point School No. 327 (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

The Education Point School District was formally established in October 1884, and a wood frame schoolhouse featuring separate entrance doors for girls and boys operated at SW14-11-23W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth. The district was dissolved in January 1968. The former school building was destroyed in a suspected arson fire in late 2012 or early 2013. A fieldstone monument, dedicated on 5 July 1981, remains to commemorate it.

Among the teachers of Education Point School were Gilda Marion Menzies and Wilma Tully.

The former Education Point School building

The former Education Point School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1509.

The former Education Point School building

The former Education Point School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1508.

The former Education Point School building

The former Education Point School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Education Point School building

Interior of the former Education Point School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Education Point School building

Interior of the former Education Point School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Education Point School commemorative monument

Education Point School commemorative monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91701, W100.53033
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba History: Number 90, Fall 2019 (Special Large Issue)

Sources:

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.

Ripples On The Lake: A History of Shoal Lake Municipality, 1884-1984 by Shoal Lake History Book Committee, 1984.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Leona Devuyst, Carole-Ann Brethour, and Malcolm Bell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2019

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