Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 139 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop


Manitoba
History

No. 87


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provencher School No. 997 (Aubigny, RM of Morris)

The Provencher School District was established formally in December 1898 and a school operated in Aubigny in the Rural Municipality of Morris. The initial building was later converted into a private residence and a two-classroom structure was built on the east side of St. Mary’s Road. In 1932, instruction was assumed by three nuns from the Sisters of the Cross Order: Sister Adile, Sister Marie St. Aubin, and Sister Berthe St. Jean, who established a convent in the former church rectory. In 1939, a larger school building was erected on the west side of St. Mary’s, next to the convent. The nuns left Aubigny in 1968 and the school closed in June of that year.

Provencher School commemorative sign

Provencher School commemorative sign (April 2018)
Source: Lorna Clark

Site Location (lat/long): N49.45621, W97.24796
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: École Provencher (320 Avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Morris East topographic map, 62H/6 East, Edition 2 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Furrows in the Valley: A History of the Municipality and its People compiled by the Morris History Book Committee, edited by Lenore Eidse, 1980

Aerial photograph A7555-80 [1944], Manitoba Air Photo Library.

We thank Lorna Clark for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2018

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2018 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.