Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mountain House School No. 2258 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Mountain House School District was established formally in February 1935 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW22-23-26W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. Declining enrollment caused the school to close in 1959. In the early 1960s, the building was sold and moved to the Main Street in Inglis where it was renovated into a private residence. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Inglis School District No. 2107.

Among the teachers of Mountain House School were Margaret Dutchak (1936-1937), Cassie Pawluk (1941), Joyce Hardy, Olga Yakamychyn, Mr. Scarth, Russell Check, Mr. Toews, Mary Zahara, Helena Truffin, Wilma Small, Ivy Watson, Harold Bilokrely, Winnie Holunga, Marie Germain, Martha Holovach, Alvin Nernburg, Bill Gorda, Bill Mansell, Mildren Kerr, and Irene Zimmer.

A metal sign commemorating the school, and the concrete foundation for the schoolhouse, were present at a 2023 site visit.

Mountain House School

Mountain House School (no date) by R. J. Mackenzie
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 125.

Mountain House School commemorative sign

Mountain House School commemorative sign (November 2023)
Source: Old Dave

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.00696, W101.04702
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boulton Centennial Monument (Inglis, RM of Riding Mountain West)


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.

R.M. of Boulton: Once Upon a Century, 1884-1984 by Rural Municipality of Boulton, 1986, pages 43-44.

We thank Old Dave for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 November 2023

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