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School Days Gone By

Morse Museum and Cultural Centre
Morse, Saskatchewan

The “School Days Gone By” exhibit, produced by the Morse Museum and Cultural Centre, outlines various aspects of rural school life in Saskatchewan from 1912 to 1979. This exhibit allows people to reminisce or learn about the types of items you would see in a typical small town prairie school. The Morse Museum and Cultural Centre is an active facility that is truly the heart of the community. The pride begins with the struggle to save the building itself. It began as a four room school in 1912 and, due to the increasing population of Morse, was expanded in 1928 with the addition of two more rooms. In 1961, another addition to the school was made. The school board felt it was necessary to build a new school because the old one was deemed unsuitable because of its size and age. The two schools were attached and used together until the closure of the old school in 1979. Upon closure of the old school, it was initially slated for demolition. However, after a significant struggle, the building was the second in Saskatchewan to be designated Municipal Heritage Property. Five years later it opened as a museum, gallery, gift shop and tea room. Among the exhibitions in the museum is a 1912 classroom. Your tour through this exhibit will give you a look at some of the items on display in that classroom exhibition. Enjoy your journey through photos of items from school days gone by.



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