The collection includes the Roland Michener Collection, the Ben Cameron Studio Collection, the Lacombe Globe Archives & many more.


Permanent Collections

The Collections of the Lacombe & District Historical Society document the history and culture of Lacombe and Central Alberta. Our Collections represent a broad sample of materials directly related to the City of Lacombe and surrounding Lacombe County.

Collections include clothing and textiles, commercial and domestic material, archaeological and paleontological artefacts and agricultural machinery and equipment. The Museum also holds a collection of artwork from local, national and international artists.

The Archives

The Archives preserve the Michener legacy as well as documents, photographs, and artifacts significant to the Lacombe region and its history. The documents and photographs are accessible to the public by appointment. Digital copies of archival photographs can be obtained at a cost. Please contact the office for more information.

Michener House Museum

The Michener House Museum displays items from Roland Michener's personal and family collections, furnishings from the turn of the century, the original pump organ from Grace Methodist Church, in addition to the bed that Roland Michener was born in




Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum

Built in 1902, the Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest operational Blacksmith Shop in Alberta today. It is still located on the original site and displays traditional blacksmithing tools, two trip hammers & a working forge. Much of the original machinery in the blacksmith shop is in operating condition.

We also house various items in our Reference & Research Library Holdings include Alberta and local history books, pamphlets, catalogues, periodicals, and sheet music. Public in-person access to the Collection & Reference and Research Library is unavailable at this time.

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