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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Schoenau School No. 2142 (Municipality of Rhineland)

The Schoenau School District was established by Rhineland Municipal Bylaw 89 in February 1900, followed by By 334 in January 1926. A one-room schoolhouse operated at NW13-2-2W in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Altona Consolidated School District and later the Rhineland School Division. The former school building remains at the site which was sold and incorporated into pastureland.

Schoenau School

Schoenau School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 102.

Students at Schoenau School

Students at Schoenau School (circa 1938)
Source: Menno Funk via Leona Braun

The former Schoenau School building

The former Schoenau School building (November 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

The former Schoenau School building

The former Schoenau School building (November 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.12875, W97.61627
denoted by symbol on the map above


Altona East topographic map, 62H/4 East, Edition 1 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

We thank Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre) and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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