Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oak Hummock School No. 256 (RM of Springfield)

The Oak Hummock (Oak Hammock in some sources) School District was organized formally in January 1882. A school building operated at the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of 14-11-4 east of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. The present building dates from 1940. It closed in 1964 when the district was amalgamated into Oakbank Consolidated School No. 2426 and was converted into a private residence.

Among the teachers of Oak Hummock School were W. J. Wallace, Anne Styranko (1946-1947), Oral Sophia Gavaga (1947-1948), Thomas Mackay (1948), Mary Byskal (1948-1949), Susan Toews (1950-1951), Katherine Elaine Klassen (1951-1953), Lydia Anora Friesen (1954-1955), Alexander Peter Dirks (1955-1957), Donald Alexander Bell (1957-1961), Louise E. Fast (1961-1962), and Grace Elaine Albrecht (1962-1963).

The original Oak Hummock School

The original Oak Hummock School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 6.

The former Oak Hummock School building

The former Oak Hummock School building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92193, W96.93397
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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Oak Hummock School District No. 256 Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 February 2021

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