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Historic Sites of Manitoba: New Haven School No. 2110 (Municipality of Pembina)

New Haven School No. 78 was established in this area in March 1879. It operated until 1893 when it was dissolved and its land was divided into McFadden School No. 774, Midland School No. 845, and a reconfigured New Haven School. The latter school was dissolved again in December 1912 due to low enrollment. A new New Haven School No. 2110 was established in July 1924 and a building was erected on the southwest quarter of 15-4-8 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Pembina. It closed in January 1963 and the remaining students went to Manitou Consolidated School No. 314. As of the early 1990s, the building was being used as a workshop at SE15-4-8W.

Teachers at New Haven School No. 78, between 1893 and 1912, included Sam H. Forrest, Andrew F. Anderson, Madge McTavish, W. A. Cunningham, M. J. McGaw, K. McNaughton, B. McKinnon, A. Howard Armitage, Irving Stauffer, M. Forster, W. Humphrey Black, Jennie Down, H. Harry Armitage, Bessie Perfect, F. C. Balfour, Edith A. Young, Annie Swanson, Grace Maclean, and Emma E. Simmons.

Teachers at New Haven School through the years included Miss I. Sutherland (wife of J. Moody), Miss G. Bradley (wife of Mr. Brownlee), Miss C. Lynch, Miss T. Brown (wife of Mr. Forbes), Effie McCaskill, Miss E. Smith (wife of E. March), Miss M. Ridley (wife of C. Wilcox), Miss Clara Sampson (wife of A. E. Hall), Miss E. Hunter, Miss Edythe Booker (wife of G. Cavers), Miss M. Cummings (wife of J. Amy), Helen Compton (1945-1946), Miss E. Godkin (wife of G. Harde), Mr. M. McCulloch, Mrs. J. Jeffrey, Doreen Olafson (1950-1952, wife of W. Webber), Joy Rowan (1952-1955, wife of L. Snarr), Dorothy Goldsborough (sister of L. H. Goldsborough, wife of William Myskiw), Mrs. J. Van Den Bosche, and Mr. W. Clark.

Noteworthy graduates of New Haven School included A. E. Hall.

New Haven School

New Haven School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 96.

The former New Haven School building

The former New Haven School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 993.

New Haven School commemorative sign

New Haven School commemorative sign (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.29607, W98.46595
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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Hi-Lites of New Haven Community by Mrs Ward Davidson, 1970.

Reflections of the Past of the New Haven Community, 2005.

We thank Derryl Hall and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2021

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