Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Gerard School No. 2219 (Municipality of Lorne)

The St. Geard School District was formally established in June 1930 and a schoolhouse was erected later that year on the northeast corner of 35-5-11 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Lorne. Initial enrollment was 33 students and it rose to as high as 49. The school closed in June 1961 and the remaining students went to Swan Lake Consolidated School No. 345. The district was dissolved in January 1962 and its catchment area became part of the Mountain School Division. The building was sold in 1962 and moved to Belmont, but a commemorative marker at the original site was unveiled on 15 September 1995.

St. Gerard School

St. Gerard School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 117.

St. Gerard School commemorative monument

St. Gerard School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.43745, W98.84009
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.

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1995-1996, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2019

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