Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hagyard School No. 426 (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

The Hagyard School District was formally established in September 1885, named for early resident John Weddel Hagyard, and a school was built at NW28-10-24W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth. In 1907, the original building was replaced by a larger structure. It operated continuously, providing education to local children and also providing a venue for church services, a distribution centre for goods bought in bulk, and a hall for concerts and dances. The school closed in 1963. The district was dissolved in January 1966 when it was consolidated with Oak Lake Consolidated School No. 439. The school building is no longer on the site, and a stone monument unveiled on 21 July 1991 commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Hagyard School were Louise McBain (1935-1937) and Mrs. William Cochrane.

Hagyard School

Hagyard School (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Virden District 21.

Hagyard School

Hagyard School (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Virden District 20.

Hagyard School commemorative monument

Hagyard School commemorative monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87165, W100.66786
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.

Ox Trails to Blacktop by Oak Lake History Committee, 1982, Manitoba Legislative Library, F 5649.O23 Oxt.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 March 2021

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