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Hermit Lake School History fonds
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Hermit Lake Community Club.

Hermit Lake Community Club: L-R: Mrs. A. Craig, Mrs. R. Wood, Mrs. A. Brown, Mrs. E. Gillespie, Mrs. D. Dunfield, Jean Prentiss, Violet Dryer, Willma Cranston, Mrs. M. McLevin, Mrs. Alex Ross, Rosemary Brown in front and baby brother with mother.

Hermit Lake School by Alice Scorgie

Document is Alice Scorgie’s memories of the Hermit Lake School. It includes lthe names of teachers who taught there (Dorothy Donaldson, Grace Wishart, Wilma Robinson, Fred Howlett, Eileen Murray), and also classmates (Ray Ferguson, Dorothy Dunfield, and Charles Gillespie). It also contains other highlights like activities they did and how students got to school.

Hermit Lake School History fonds

  • CA GPR 0440
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1978

The fonds consists of a Hermit Lake School history book researched by Grace (Wishart) Stewart, a former teacher, when the school was moved to the museum. It was compiled by Ellen Craig and contains history of the school and community, lists of families and teachers, photographs, stories from former students, documents, news clippings, school census records (1937-1955) and a history of its becoming the pioneer school of Grande Prairie's Pioneer Museum in 1978.
An accrual, donated in 2013, contains original records compiled by Kay Dunlop after the 1978 reunion and added to a scrapbook by Ina Fee, who was also a student at Hermit Lake School. This scrapbook also contains news clippings related to the City of Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie Museum, and people and history from the Grande Prairie area. There is also a circular list regarding an RCAF/WAAF Reunion held in Vancouver in 1976, which included several women from Grande Prairie.

Hermit Lake School

Hermit Lake School students.

Hermit Lake School students in front of their school. Students: Neil Madsen, Leland Campbell, Bruce McLevin, Mary Wood, Connie Campbell, Francis Ramsden, Charles Gillespie, Dorothy Dunfield, June Ramsden, Alice Wood, Grace Campbell, Olive Gillespie, Ivy Gilmour, Doreen & Barbara Gillespie. Grace Wishart, teacher.

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