Join the museum for our speaker series that is bringing history to our schedule of events in Lacombe! Members of the Lacombe and District Historical Society will have the ability to request access to recordings of each speaker in this series. To learn more about membership click here.
**Please register for the event via the Zoom link**
Did you know that Canada used to produce 90% of all the textiles we consumed? Now we produce less than 5% and most of the raw materials are sourced outside of Canada. This lecture will look at the social, political and environmental factors that changed our textile industry and what opportunities exist to revitalize the Canadian wool industry from a manufacturing and industry perspective.
Anna Hunter is a first generation sheep farmer and wool mill owner in Eastern Manitoba, Treaty One Territory. Anna, her husband Luke, and their two sons moved to Manitoba from Vancouver BC in 2015. She started a small sheep farm, raising Shetland sheep for their beautiful wool. In 2018 they established a small-scale wool processing mill – the only one of its kind in Manitoba. They process wool and fibre for themselves and other farmers. Anna is passionate about building community and connecting rural fibre farmers with urban consumers, fibre artists and crafters. Anna believes that regenerative agriculture and climate beneficial food and clothing is integral to moving forward as farmers, fibre artists and Manitobans. To learn more about Anna and her farm/wool mill, check out www.longwayhomestead.com