Historic Sites of Manitoba: Emberly School No. 1979 (RM of Dufferin)

This plaque marks the site of the former Emberly School, named in honour of James Emberly who donated the land for this purpose. This wooden one-classroom structure was built in 1919 on NE 22-7-7 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. The school premises were used for Christmas concerts and the annual field day. When schools consolidated in 1960, the school closed in 1961 and was sold to a farmer to be transformed into a home. This cairn, unveiled on 25 September 1999, was dedicated to the students, parents, and teachers of Emberly School.

Emberly School

Emberly School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 71.

Emberly School commemorative monument

Emberly School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59138, W98.33463
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

School Bells & Honey Pails: A GPS Tour of Local Country Schools, Dufferin Historical Museum, circa 2011, 74 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2021

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