Historic Sites of Manitoba: Erinview School No. 414 (Erinview, RM of Woodlands)

In 1885, Erinview School was built on the northwest quarter of 20-16-1 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Woodlands. The sparsely-populated area had few school-aged children so the school closed in 1900 and reopened in May 1904. The building was relocated to NW28-16-1W in 1917 and remained opened until 1942 when it closed permanently due to lack of students. The school burned down in 1953. A monument was unveiled at the former school site in 1995.

Among the teachers who worked at Erinview School was Peter F. Kutcher (1939-1941).

Erinview School

Erinview School (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 46.

Erinview School commemorative monument

Erinview School commemorative monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Erinview School commemorative monument

Erinview School commemorative monument (April 2023)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.38868, W97.57498
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: All Saints Anglican Church and Cemetery (Erinview, RM of Woodlands)


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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 Audrey Blommaert and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 May 2023

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