Historic Sites of Manitoba: Green Valley School No. 1358 (Wampum, RM of Piney)

The Green Valley School District was established in February 1906 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at Wampum in the Rural Municipality of Piney, on one acre of land donated by local settler Hans Pederson. The original building was replaced by the present structure, built in 1930, that featured a full basement, furnace, and hardwood floors. This building served as a church, meeting place, and dance hall for the community. In 1966, the school district was dissolved as it became part of the Sprague Consolidated School District and the school closed in 1969. The former school building was used for a time as the Wampum community hall but, at the time of a visit in 2013, it appeared to be used for private storage.

Green Valley School

Green Valley School (no date) by James Tod
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 104.

The former Green Valley School building

The former Green Valley School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1027.

The former Green Valley School building

The former Green Valley School building (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.04265, W95.83402
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grunthal Collegiate / Green Valley School (212 Oak Avenue, Grunthal, RM of Hanover)


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.

We thank Doris Hovorka of the Sprague and District Historical Museum for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2020

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