Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dollard School No. 1686 (Lewis, RM of Whitemouth)

The Dollard School District was established in July 1913 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW29-10-11E in the Lewis area of the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth. By the 1950s, the a $5,500 schoolhouse was present as was a $3,000 teacherage, to which a total of $900 in repairs were made to both during the summer of 1956. After the school closed, the building was moved to Medika. Only its concrete foundation remains at the site.

Among the teachers who worked at Dollard School through the years were Mrs. Margaret Elder (Spring 1923 - Spring 1925), Mrs. L. A. Strong (Fall 1925 - Spring 1927), Lillian Nicklin (Fall 1927 - Spring 1928), Mrs. L. A. “Lillie” Brynelson (Fall 1928 - Fall 1931), Victor Woyna (Spring 1932), Joseph A. Loucks (Fall 1932 - Spring 1936), Rod L. MacDonald (Fall 1926 - Spring 1938), Joseph A. McCracken (Fall 1928 - Spring 1939), Agnes Adamek (Fall 1939 - Spring 1941), Agnes Angela Zadorozny (1945, 1960, Fall 1965 - Spring 1967), Anthony Kozachenko (1950), and Edward Krysko (1955).

Dollard School

Dollard School (1920) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 17.

Site of the former Dollard School

Site of the former Dollard School (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86879, W96.06577
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.

Trails to Rails to Highways edited by Bob Porth and Craig MacKenzie, Whitemouth Municipal Museum Society, 1979.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Dollard School District No. 1686 - Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Dollard School District No. 1686 - Cash Book, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

Trustee records regarding geographically remote schools directly administered by Department (E 0166), File 1686 - Dollard - Permanent, GR1206, Archives of Manitoba.

Trustee records regarding geographically remote schools directly administered by Department (E 0166), File 1686 - Financial Statements - Dollard, GR1206, Archives of Manitoba.

School division borrowing files (MA 0038), Dollard School District #1686, GR1798, Archives of Manitoba.

Municipal borrowing files (MA 0039), Dollard School District #1686, GR1799, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Robert Porth for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 September 2020

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. The information is offered for historical interest only.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Inclusion in this collection does not confer special status or protection. Official heritage designation may only come from municipal, provincial, or federal governments. Some sites are on private property and permission to visit must be secured from the owner.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the MHS Webmaster at webmaster@mhs.mb.ca.

Search Tips | Suggest an Historic Site | FAQ

Help us keep history alive!