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

The Rogers School District was organized formally in February 1904, and a school building was erected on land donated by Paul and Maria Ditz, on the northwest quarter of 9-19-22W in what is now the Municipality of Harrison Park. It closed in June 1959 and was used for a time as a dormitory at a resort on Seech Lake northeast of the school site. Eventually, the building was moved to the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum. A monument dedicated on 21 August 2004 commemorates it at the original site.

The teachers of Rogers School were Mr. S. Mykytiuk (1910-1911), H. Batenchuk (1911-1912), H. Golets (1912-1913), Peter Melnyk (1913-1914, 1915-1916), Dmytro M. Wowk (1914-1915), Michael Karalash (1916), Jacob Hlady (1916-1919), Michael Zubrak (1919-1922), Leon Karpow (1922), Mathew Saranchuk (1922-1924), Dmytro D. Dutchak (1924-1925), James T. Dutchak (1925-1926), Stephen G. Hyra (1926-1927), Nicholas Yanick (1927-1928), Anne Nykorchuk Nelson (1928-1930), Olga Chorneyko (1930-1931), Marcia Korol Ewashko (1931-1935, 1952-1956), William Raginski (1935-1938), Maria Yanick Kotyk (1938-1942), Nellie Chornenko Wolochatiuk (1942-1943), Nestor Budinski (1943), Anne Zurbyk Zebrowski (1944-1945), Mary Hersak Derkatch (1945), Olga Hersak Yarish (1945), Anthony Gerelus (1946), Alice Prosken Klimack (1946-1947), Anthony Peech (1947-1948), Jean Bewza Sharkey (1948-1949), Margaret Woychyshyn Peech (1949-1950), Olga Kowal Drul (1950), Olga Yarish (1951), Joyce Smith Antonation (1956-1958), and Olga Mazur Kowalchuk (1958-1959).

Rogers School

Rogers School (no date) by J. W. Clarke
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 88.

The former Rogers School building

The former Rogers School building (1980s)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 966.

Interior of the former Rogers School building

Interior of the former Rogers School building (1980s)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 967.

The former Rogers School building, now at the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum

The former Rogers School building, now at the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Rogers School commemorative monument

Rogers School commemorative monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.62296, W100.48469
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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


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.

From the Past to the Present, 1898-1987 by Parkland Ukrainian Pioneer Association, circa 1988. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, Rare Book Collection F5648.P36 Fro]

Rogers School District #1267, 1904-1959: Centennial Celebration & Dedication of Cairn, August 21, 2004 by Rogers School #1267 Cairn Committee, 2004. [Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Slav LE5 M3 R64 2004]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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