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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neubergthal School No. 1594 (Neubergthal, Municipality of Rhineland)

After the community of Neubergthal in the Municipality of Rhineland was established in 1876, school classes were held in a log cabin built in 1882. That original building was later replaced then, in 1900, by another structure that included living quarters for the teacher, on private land in the southwest corner of SW36-1-1W. Initially a private school, the public Neubergthal School District was organized formally in June 1911, by Rhineland Municipality By-Law 181. The school yard portion of land had been sold to the village in 1909 and, when the district became public, the school and yard became district property. After a new school had been built in 1953, the former building was sold and moved off site for farm use. A separate teacherage was built in 1958.

On 1 July 1967, the district became part of Altona Consolidated School No. 333. The school building was moved to Altona for classroom space. The yard with teacher’s residence was sold for private use and the building eventually ended up in Altona. After the adjoining yard was willed to the Neubergthal Heritage Foundation, the former school yard was bought through auction by the Neubergthal community for heritage purposes. (This is where the former Altbergthal School is being restored for heritage uses.)

Neubergthal School

Neubergthal School (no date)
Source: Rose Hildebrand (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre)

Neubergthal School and students

Neubergthal School and students (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 145.

Students and Playground of Neubergthal School

Students and Playground of Neubergthal School (circa 1927)
Source: Education Department Report, 1927, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Neubergthal School, built in 1953

Neubergthal School, built in 1953 (no date)
Source: Rose Hildebrand (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre)

The sign for the former Neubergthal School is now displayed on the side of the community centre

The sign for the former Neubergthal School is now displayed on the side of the community centre (February 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.07228, W97.48194
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Altbergthal School No. 1296 (Neubergthal, Municipality of Rhineland)


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.

“Neubergthal a pretty village” by J. C. Fehr, Red River Valley Echo, 22 August 1984, page 29.

We thank Jake Rempel, Robert Hamm, and Rose Hildebrand for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre).

Page revised: 11 March 2022

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