(BLACK PRESS file photo)

(BLACK PRESS file photo)

Lacombe Museums announce reopening plan

Michener House Museum & Archives open July 2; Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum on July 16

The Lacombe and District Historical Society announced the opening of the Michener House Museum & Archives for July 2 and the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum on July 16.

The Society promises visitors will have an opportunity to safely engage with the history of Lacombe.

Reopening the museum means that tours will be reintroduced at The Michener House Museum

Tours of the Michener House can be remotely booked online at lacombemuseum.com or by calling in. Tours are being offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., and their website will show a live feed of the available timeslots to book tours.

The tour will allow visitors to see the historic Michener House and all of the artifacts on display. The tour will be conducted by a Historical Interpreter that will provide a guided tour through the museum.

To ensure safety to all visitors and staff members during the tours, we have implemented some guidelines.

  • Limit of six guests in the Michener House at a time. 10 guest limit at the Blacksmith Shop Museum.
  • Visitors will be asked to wear masks. If you do not have a mask we can provide you with a disposable one.
  • Social distancing measures will be in effect. Maintain a distance of 2 meters from staff and other guests.

Along with those measures, the museums will have sanitization stations that can be found throughout the museum for visitor use. The Society promises they are ensuring to sanitize high traffic areas and touch points.

Walk-in research requests are currently not allowed. If you do have a request, feel free to call or email your inquiry. Walk-Donations are also currently not allowed. If you have an artifact you would like to donate, you may call or email to arrange any such donation.

-With files from the Lacombe and District Historical Society