Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hilbre School No. 1780 (Hilbre, RM of Grahamdale)

The Hilbre School District was established formally in March 1915 and it operated a school in the northeast quarter of 24-29-9 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale. The school closed in 1965. The present school building, dating from 1916, is used as a community centre. It is a municipally-designated heritage structure (1997).

Among the teachers of Hilbre School were Miss Griffeth, Miss Georgina Gillanders, Mr. Ridd, Mr. J. I. Quinlan, Miss Luella Bullen (1919), Mr. Williamson, Mrs. Halls, Miss Steindehl (1924), Miss Jefferson, Miss Leven, Miss Saury, Miss Fines, Miss Woodmansee, Miss Massey, Harold Smith, Bill Hladun, David Loewen, Miss James, Joe Kachor, Miss Edith Baker, Miss Leek, Miss Westfall, Mrs. Catt, Miss Chornaus, Mrs. Lena Larocque, Mrs. Schultz, Rose Cook, Mrs. Reading, Mrs. Bassinette, Melvin Bittner, and Mr. Budnick.

Former Hilbre School building

Former Hilbre School building (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Hilbre School building

Interior of the former Hilbre School building (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.50726, W98.58541
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Hardship and Happiness, Interlake Pioneers (Steep Rock), 1974, page 142.

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.

Hilbre School, Hilbre School Road and Dillabough Road, Hilbre area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2022

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