Historic Sites of Manitoba: Amsterdam School No. 885 (Municipality of Rhineland)

The Amsterdam School District was established in June 1896 and a schoolhouse operated at SE35-2-1W in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. In 1965, the district became part of the Rosenfeld Consolidated School District No. 885, with a schoolhouse located at the same site. It eventually became part of the Rhineland School Division.

Amsterdam School and teacherage

Amsterdam School and teacherage (circa 1913)
Source: Education Department Report, 1913, Manitoba Legislative Library.

The former Amsterdam School building

The former Amsterdam School building (1990)
Source: Albert Falk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.16484, W97.48300
denoted by symbol on the map above


Emerson West topographic map, 62H/3 West, Edition 2 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 Albert Falk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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