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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Prairie Mountain Regional Museum (RM of Yellowhead)

In 1997, a group of volunteers from this region developed the concept of establishing a regional museum to house collections of significant heritage value. Support was received from the RM of Shoal Lake, Town of Shoal Lake, and RM of Strathclair, now all amalgamated into the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead. Prairie Mountain Regional Museums Collection Inc. was incorporated in April 1999.

Among the buildings at the site, as of 2011, are the McNarry and Elliot pioneer houses, and the schoolhouses for Olha School No. 1243 and Seech School No. 1454. A large storage building has been erected to house the Rollie Clegg collection of some 90 antique carriages. Further development is ongoing, as plans exist for moving the former Menzie Ukrainian Orthodox Church and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church to the site.

Prairie Mountain Museum

Prairie Mountain Regional Museum (July 2011)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Olha School

The former Olha School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Olha School

Olha School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 84.

Seech School

The former Seech School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Seech School

Seech School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 120.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.42590, W100.51380
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Olha School No. 1243 (Municipality of Rossburn)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Seech School No. 1454 (Municipality of Harrison Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rogers School No. 1267 (Municipality of Harrison Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (Solsgirth, Municipality of Prairie View)

Sources:

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.

Prairie Mountain Regional Museums Collection Inc.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2017

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