Historic Sites of Manitoba: Forbes School No. 966 (Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

The Forbes School District was established formally in June 1898 and a school building was erected the next year at NE5-7-22W in the Rural Municipality of Glenwood. The school closed in 1953 and its remaining students went to Hartney Consolidated School No. 2389. The district was dissolved in July 1960. The school building is no longer present at the site, being replaced by a commemorative monument.

The teachers of Forbes School (1899-1952) were W. A. Beynon, Bella Sharmon, Alma Western, Alice Sharmon, May Sharmon, Mary Moore, L. M. MacDonald, Ida Smiley, Alice Turton, E. E. Dorsey, L. Ridell, J. Wark, Marion Pollock, Stella Martin, Winnifred Forbes, E. Johnston, Carrie B. Doughty, Dorothy G. Aldis, Annabell Hunter, Anna Lee, Jean Guthrie, Annie Christian, Jean Burnett, Edith Smith, Bernice Forbes, M. E. Pollock, Mary Davidowsky, Douglas Duncan, Sarah Wilson, Eva Duncan, Joan Merrill, T. C. Brune, L. Denbow, Fred Schwarok, and Victoria Schwarok.

Forbes School

Forbes School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 31.

Forbes School

Forbes School (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey, Hartney District.

Forbes School commemorative monument

Forbes School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.54734, W100.41743
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.

A Century of Living: Hartney, 1882-1982 by Hartney and District Historical Committee, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.H37 Cen]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2021

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