Roland School District #2892
Built in 1913, this one-room school house served the local region as an educational centre up until the early 1930s when the Great Depression forced it, and several of the other nearby schools to close and consolidate into the larger communities. As its time as a school, the local children learned to read, write, and do arithmetic here. Much of what they learned helped them and their families settle into their new homeland.
As with other one-room schools, this also served as a community centre, a role which extended the life of the building well into the early 1960s. Voting, Christmas concerts, sports days, dances, club meetings, and numerous other functions were held at the school. It continues to be used occasionally these days as an historical exhibit on what education used to be in rural Alberta and is looked after by the local residents. Permission is required to visit this gem – visited in May 2016.