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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gardenton Ukrainian Museum (Gardenton, RM of Stuartburn)

This museum is situated at Gardenton in the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn. One of its buildings is the former Dover School. It was purchased by the Wachna family from the Boundary School Division about 1970-1971, when the new school in Vita was completed. The Wachna family donated it to the museum.

Gardenton Ukrainian Museum

Gardenton Ukrainian Museum (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Dover School building at the Gardenton Ukrainian Museum, dedicated to municipal official Theodosy Wachna

The former Dover School building at the Gardenton Ukrainian Museum, dedicated to municipal official Theodosy Wachna (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Dover School building at the Gardenton Ukrainian Museum

The former Dover School building at the Gardenton Ukrainian Museum (March 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.08463, W96.69348
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Theodosy Wachna (1874-1960)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ypres School / Dover School No. 1862 (RM of Stuartburn)

Sources:

“Gardenton museum marks milestones,” Steinbach Carillon News, 21 July 1971, page 25.

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 than Don Machnee and George Penner for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Tim Worth and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2022

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