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Country School Memories
Melfort and District Museum
Melfort , Saskatchewan


   "Country School Memories"
grew out of a research
project conducted by the
Melfort and District Museum.
The purpose of that "Schools
Project" was to collect
images, data and memories
from the over 80 schools that
made up the Melfort School
Unit #54–an area

approximately 100 km (north
to south) by 50 km (east to
west), with Melfort,
Saskatchewan situated roughly
in the middle.
   This exhibit’s images and
reminiscences are divided
into five storylines:
Starting the School, Getting
to School, The

Facility/Program, Recess/Noon
Activities, and The Social
Side. The time frame from
which the content is taken is
1894 to 1966. This is not the
story of one particular
school, but rather an
illustration of the
experience that the rural
culture produced. There were

many problems to overcome,
but the determined prairie
people coped and the schools
flourished–all with the
necessary facilities,
programs, staff and supplies.
"Country School Memories"
attempts to reflect some of
this history.

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