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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pearce School No. 1981 (RM of Pembina)

The Pearce School District was organized in June 1919. The following year, a one-room schoolhouse was constructed at SE12-2-7W in the Rural Municipality of Pembina. It closed in July 1965 and its catchment area became part of the Morden Consolidated School District and later the Western School Division.

In September 2015, the former schoolhouse was destroyed as a training exercise for local firefighters.

Pearce School

Pearce School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 71.

The former Pearce School building

The former Pearce School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 980.

The former Pearce School building

The former Pearce School building (October 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Pearce School building

Interior of the former Pearce School building (September 2015)
Source: Patrick Thiessen

Interior of the former Pearce School building

Interior of the former Pearce School building (September 2015)
Source: Patrick Thiessen

Destruction of the former Pearce School building

Destruction of the former Pearce School building (September 2015)
Source: Patrick Thiessen

Pearce School commemorative monument

Pearce School commemorative monument (October 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.10395, W98.26824
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.

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 Patrick Thiessen and Brian Rex for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2018

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