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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glencairn School No. 1149 (Municipality of McCreary)

The Glencairn School District was organized formally in October 1901 and, in 1925, a red-brick school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 23-19-14W in the Municipality of McCreary. In 1967, it became part of the Turtle River School Division No. 32. After it closed, the building was used for a time as a private residence. It now appears vacant.

Among the teachers of Glencairn School were Ernest “Ernie” Shwaluk and Morval Bristow.

Glencairn School

Glencairn School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 67.

Glencairn School

The former Glencairn School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 658.

Glencairn School

The former Glencairn School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 655.

Glencairn School

The former Glencairn School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.65348, W99.30648
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.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2016

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