Historic Sites of Manitoba: Aesop School No. 2132 (Rosetown, Municipality of Rhineland)

The Aesop School District was established in July 1925 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at Rosetown (SE23-1-3W) in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. In 1958, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Kronsthal Consolidated School District. The former school building was moved to Gretna where it was used for a time as a classroom at the Mennonite Collegiate Institute. It was later moved to Altona where it is the maintenance shed in the local park. The former teacherage was renovated into a private residence at the original site.

Among the teachers who worked at Aesop School was David Winter.

Aesop School

Aesop School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 100.

The former Aesop School teacherage

The former Aesop School teacherage (May 2014)
Source: Frank Kehler

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.04533, W97.75243
denoted by symbol on the map above


Altona West topographic map, 62H/4 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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 Frank Kehler for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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