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The Wilson MacDonald Memorial School Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of rural education, the heritage of the surrounding community, and the memory of poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald.

Step into a classroom of 1925, when the Union Jack waved over the schoolhouse, classes started with “God Save the King”, and penmanship was practiced using straight pens and black ink.

Lyric poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald (1880 – 1967) was born in nearby Cheapside and published works, including “Out of the Wilderness”, and a “Flagon of Beauty.”

Built in 1872, this one-room schoolhouse was in operation until 1966. In 1967, the building re-opened as Wilson Pugsley MacDonald Memorial School Museum, dedicated to the famous poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald. Visit to experience a day in the life of a student in a 1920s-era one-room rural school!

Hours of Operation (Mid-March to Mid-December)

Monday-Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 3 pm (Victoria Day-Labour Day)
Sunday & Statutory Holidays: Closed

Contact Information
3513 Rainham Road, Selkirk N0A 1P0
Phone: 905-776-3319
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