Historic Sites of Manitoba: Assiniboine School / Wilson Glen School No. 713 (Municipality of Norfolk Treherne)

Known originally as Assiniboine School No. 713 when it was formed in May 1889, it became Wilson Glen School in 1892. The school building was situated at SE9-9-10W in the Rural Municipality of South Norfolk. In April 1945, the school closed due to low enrollment and the remaining students went to Louise School or Ladysmith School. A few years later, the school reopened and operated until January 1959 when the school district was dissolved, becoming part of Treherne Consolidated School District No. 537.

Among the teachers of Wilson Glen School were Herbert McLung (1889) and Oriole A. Vane (1953-1955).

Wilson Glen School

Wilson Glen School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 113.

Wilson Glen School commemorative monument

Wilson Glen School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.70974, W98.76775
denoted by symbol on the map above


Tiger Hills to the Assiniboine: A History of Treherne and Surrounding District by Treherne Area History Committee, 1976, pages 63-65.

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.

We thank Oriole Veldhuis for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 July 2021

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