The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest smithy in Alberta. (City of Lacombe/Black Press Media file photo)

The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest smithy in Alberta. (City of Lacombe/Black Press Media file photo)

Lacombe: Fire and heavy metal are this place’s prime materials

The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest smithy in Alberta

If you’re looking for a few sparks, a hot time and some heavy metal, you might consider a visit to Lacombe’s

Blacksmith Shop Museum.

The blacksmith shop has been fabricating essential tools for more than 100 years.m(Blacksmiths are craftsmen who create implements from iron and steel by forging the metal or working with it cold.)

Originating in 1902, the blacksmith shop is the oldest such operation in Alberta and is now recognized as a provincial historic resource.

Much of the machinery and tools are original.

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Blacksmith Colton Broughton works on one of his projects during Alberta Open Farm Days at the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum. (Ryan Wellicome/Black Press Media file photo)

Blacksmith Colton Broughton works on one of his projects during Alberta Open Farm Days at the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum. (Ryan Wellicome/Black Press Media file photo)