Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hopeland School No. 2279 (RM of Dufferin)

The Hopeland School District was the last one formed in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, in February 1937. Originally planned to be named Prairie View, it had to be renamed when it was discovered the name was already in use by another school district. Three acres of land at SE13-7-4W were purchased from the municipality and a school was constructed. It opened in September 1937. The district was dissolved in 1966 when the area became part of the Carman Consolidated School District. The sign from the former school commemorates it at the site.

Hopeland School commemorative sign

Hopeland School commemorative sign (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.56185, W97.87315
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.

School Bells & Honey Pails: A GPS Tour of Local Country Schools, Dufferin Historical Museum, circa 2011, 74 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 March 2021

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the MHS Webmaster at

Search Tips | Suggest an Historic Site | FAQ

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.