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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lemberg School No. 1497 (Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

The Lemberg School District was established in March 1908 and a wood frame schoolhouse was constructed at NE26-23-21W in what is now the Municipality of Gilbert Plains. It operated until 1952 when it was destroyed by fire and was replaced by a two-classroom building. The district was dissolved in 1967. The building is no longer present at the site but an enamel name sign that was formerly mounted on it commemorates Lemberg School.

Among the teachers who worked at Lemberg School were Nicholas Bilash and J. W. Arsenych.

The original Lemberg School building

The original Lemberg School building (no date) by R. J. MacKenzie
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 128.

Lemberg School commemorative sign

Lemberg School commemorative sign (July 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.01490, W100.29739
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Country Schools of Gilbert Plains by Barry Randell, 2006.

We thank Ed Arndt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2021

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