Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
LG History

Fundraising Dinner 2020

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 90

No. 90

Memorable Manitobans of 2019
of 2019

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: West Hall School No. 550 (Municipality of Grassland)

The West Hall School District was established in August 1888. A one-room schoolhouse was built on an acre of land bought from the Weightman family, at NE4-5-22W in what is now the Municipality of Grassland. The school opened on 12 May 1889 with Ontario-born teacher Celia Calder in charge. A few years later, a second acre was purchased to expand the playground for the children. The school closed permanently in 1957, after which its catchment area was distributed between Elgin Consolidated School District and Hartney Consolidated School District in 1964. The former schoolhouse was sold at auction and a stone monument, erected in 1967, marks its former site.

Among the teachers of West Hall School were Celia Calder (1889), Miss Mustard, and Mrs. T. Lagloire (1958).

West Hall School

West Hall School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 88.

Westhall School

West Hall School Monument (November 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.37011, W100.38666
denoted by symbol on the map above


Our Heritage by Regent Women’s Institute, c1967, pages 3-4. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.R44 Reg]

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 Century of Living: Hartney, 1882-1982 by Hartney and District Historical Committee, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.H37 Cen]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 February 2017

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

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.