Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manchester School No. 251 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

The Manchester School District was organized formally in January 1883 and a wood frame school building operated at this site in what is now the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin until the school closed in 1946. The remaining students went to Emerson Consolidated School No. 2365, and the district was dissolved in 1959. The building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Manchester School building

Manchester School building (circa 1917)
Source: Education Department Report, 1917, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Manchester School

Manchester School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 6.

Manchester School commemorative sign

Manchester School commemorative sign (February 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.04644, W97.18417
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.

We thank Wayne Arseny for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 March 2023

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