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Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neuhoffnung School No. 1310 (RM of Rhineland)

The Neuhoffnung School District was established in July 1904 by Bylaw 134 of the Rhineland Municipal Council. A two-room schoolhouse was built at NE33-1-2W in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. In 1965, the district was dissolved as it was consolidated with Rudnerweide School District No. 1752 and Altbergthal School District No. 1296 to form the New Hope Consolidated School District No. 2437. The Altbergthal school building was moved to the Neuhoffnung site so all classes could be held at one location. When the two-classroom building was destroyed by fire in 1979, a three-classroom school with a small gymnasium/auditorium was built on the site to replace the original school.

On 18 August 1971, the district became part of the Rhineland School Division No. 19. The former Altbergthal school was moved to Altona as a heritage building for restoration. The Division continued to offer elementary grade classes in the school until 2004. The grounds and building were sold about one year later to become a private school and church.

Among the teachers who worked at Neuhoffnung School through the years were Elvira Schroeder Peters (1960-1961) and Henry Peters (1960-1963).

Neuhoffnung School

The original Neuhoffnung School building and teacherage (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 96.

Neuhoffnung School

The second Neuhoffnung School building (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 96.

Neuhoffnung School

Neuhoffhung School, destroyed in 1979 (no date)
Source: Henry and Elvera Peters (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre)

Neuhoffnung School

The former Neuhoffhung School, closed in 2004 (no date)
Source: Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.08846, W97.66237
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.

The Rural Municipality of Rhineland, 1884-1984 by Gerhard J. Ens, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.R45 Ens]

We thank Henry Unger for providing additional information used here.

Information for this page was collected by Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre) and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2014

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