Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hiawatha School No. 618 (RM of Prairie Lakes)

The Hiawatha School District was organized formally in April 1890 and a wood-frame school building operated on the southwest quarter of 18-4-18 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes. It closed in 1966 and the district was dissolved the following year. Remaining students went to Margaret Consolidated School No. 212, Boissevain School No. 373, or Ninga School No. 485. The building is no longer present at the site but a fieldstone monument commemorates it.

Hiawatha School

Hiawatha School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 97.

Hiawatha School commemorative monument

Hiawatha School commemorative monument (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.29648, W99.89028
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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