Lacombe and District Historical Society launches season

The Lacombe and District Historical Society is launching their 2015 season, with walking tours and museums now open to visitors.

With summer almost here, the Lacombe and District Historical Society is launching their 2015 season, with walking tours and museums now open to visitors.

­­­­­Blacksmith Shop Museum – the Lacombe and District Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum will have regular visiting hours this summer on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the months of July and August.

The shop will also be hosting live blacksmithing demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Canada Day, Lacombe Days on July 25th to 26th, Alberta Open Farm Days on Aug. 22nd to 23rd and the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival on Sept. 26th-27th.

Built in 1902, the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop is the oldest operating Blacksmith Shop in Alberta. The Blacksmith Shop is located at 5020-49th St.

Flatiron Museum – The Flatiron Museum’s new summer exhibit is scheduled to open this summer in July and will explore the impact of the Great War in the Lacombe Region.

Currently, the Museum is exhibiting archival photos from Lacombe’s early history and chronicling the change in the City’s architecture from wood construction to brick.

The Flatiron Museum is located at 100, 5005– 50th Ave. on Lacombe’s Historic Main Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the month of May and open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June to August.

For more information visit us online at mhma3.blogspot.ca or call 403-755-6935.

Guided walking tours – Guided walking tours depart daily from the Michener House Museum at 2 p.m. during the summer season (June to August). Hear stories from the past and learn about the murals and heritage buildings located in Lacombe’s Historic Downtown during at 45-minute tour. The tour is free but donations are welcome.

Michener House Museum – the Historical Society is hosting its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on July 25th from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Michener House Museum. The Michener House (built in 1894) is the birthplace of Rt. Hon. Roland Michener who was Governor General of Canada from 1967 to 1974.

This house museum is a great place to learn about life in Lacombe in the early 1900s as it is the oldest residence remaining in Lacombe today.

The Michener House Museum is located at 5036- 51st St. in Lacombe and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the month of May and open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June to August. For more information on our programs and services visit us online at mhma3.blogspot.ca or call (403) 782-3933.

– submitted by the Lacombe and District Historical Society