At Home and Abroad: Stories from Lacombe and the Second World War

Introduction to the Second World War The Second World War lasted for six long years, starting with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany in September of 1939 and ending with the defeat of the Axis nations in Europe and then Japan in 1945. Between those bookend events, Canada made …

Lacombe & District Through the Years

M & J Hardware Urquhart & Co¬† 51st Avenue Plaza Barnett Avenue Blacksmith Shop on Glass Street Campbell Block Campbell Block and Nanton Street Cenotaph and Lest We Forget Park Circle K Plaza Day Street Denike Block Flatiron Building Fraser-MacDonald Building Funeral Home St. Cyprian’s Church Kozy Korner Lacombe’s Welcome …

National Historic Places Day – 360 Tours

The Lacombe Museums The 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. The Michener House was …

Through the Years | The Kanngiesser Building

Kanngiesser Building Lacombe

History of the Building The building now known to Lacombe residents as the Kanngiesser Building originally had a different name. It used to be known as the Urquhart Block, after Andrew Urquart who built it in 1907. It is located on the Flatiron Block in Lacombe’s historic downtown. Due to …

Reflections on Vimy

What Happened and What Does it Mean?   The First World War in 1917 The Great War was now well into its 3rd year and neither sweeping operations nor large scale attacks had brought the break-though that would end the war. The great costs of industrial warfare and the difficulty …