Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kulish School No. 1726 (Municipality of Ethelbert)

The Kulish School District was organized formally in March 1914, probably named for Ukrainian poet Panteleimon Kulish (1819-1897) and a school bulding was erected on the northeast quarter of 13-30-22 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Ethelbert. In 1931, the building was moved to NE12-30-23W. The school closed around 1966 and the remaining students went to Ethelbert Consolidated School No. 1021. The school building remains at the site and is used for storage.

Among the teachers of Kulish School were John Rudaczek, John Swyryd, Peter Melnyk, Dm Podialuk, W. Masciuch, Constantine Masciuch, Mike Sytnyk, Basil Trakalo, Dan Stasiuk, Mrs. Amy Weir, W. J. Sianchuk, Clarence Howseuger, William Engram, Rupert Chmelowski, Mike Hryhorczuk, Meroslaw Pelechaty, Waiter Fedorchuk, Mike Fedorchuk, Annie Shushelnicky, Mrs. Mihaychuk, Joseph Terlicki, Lillian Trakalo, Waldy Humeniuk, Bill Lylyk, Olga Buyar, Mel Cherniawski, John Furkalo, Marian Bullock, AIbewrt Baschuk, Sylvia Nakonachny, Waiter Detz, Johnny Sawchuk, and Carl Gorecki.

Kulish School

Kulish School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 23.

The former Kulish School building

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

Interior of the former Kulish School building

Interior of the former Kulish School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.56533, W100.55763
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 Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

The Ties That Bind: A History of Ethelbert and District by Ethelbert History Book Committee, 1985, pages 53-54.

Cooking With Class: A Century of Community Schools, A 2008 Fundraising Project of the Ethelbert District Community Fund.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2021

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