The Eldorado School

The first Eldorado School was a simple log cabin constructed by Roy Plotts in 1915. The first to teach at Eldorado was Mrs. MacCrae, who was a teacher from Tomahawk that devoted her summers to teaching in Drayton Valley. In 1932 the original log schoolhouse burnt and a new building was constructed a year later (the building now at the museum). In 1945, the school reached maximum capacity and students were split into two classes in two buildings: one class remained at the school, the other was taught from the Elks Hall. At this time, it was necessary to construct a larger building, which opened in the 1950s. The 1933 Eldorado School house was auctioned to a local farmer in the 1970s, who converted it into a shop/garage. In 2007, the farmer donated the building to the museum, where it is maintained as a schoolhouse but with a mechanical twist.

The Eldorado School

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Open daily June - August 11:00 - 5:00
Mailing address:
Drayton Valley & District Historical Society
Box 5099
Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1R3
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Email: dvmusem@gmail.com
Phone: (780) 542-5482