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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Menota School No. 519 (Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)

The Menota School District was established formally in November 1887, and a school building was erected on the northwest corner of 20-3-25 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Brenda. It closed in January 1959, with remaining students going to Napinka Consolidated School No. 2369 or Medora Consolidated School No. 493. The former school building sat alongside Highway 452, between Highway 3 and the village of Waskada, until 2009 when it was moved to the Waskada Museum in the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada where it is being renovated as a display.

Menota School

Menota School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 80.

Menota School

Menota School (April 2009)
Source: Doug Brown, Ghost Towns of Canada.

Menota School

Menota School (April 2009)
Source: Doug Brown, Ghost Towns of Canada.

Menota School

The former Menota School building at the Waskada Museum (May 2012)
Source: Ken Storie

Menota School

The refurbished Menota School building at the Waskada Museum (April 2015)
Source: Ed Arndt

Site Location (lat/long): N49.23579, W100.80487
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 Doug Brown, Ken Storie, and Ed Arndt for providing photographs of the former Menota School building.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 January 2016

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