Learning at All Ages

Join us for ever-changing activities that use our amazing collections and superb exhibitions as the starting point for fun family learning.

to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are following the Alberta Health Services public health restrictions. The Lacombe & District Historical Society, the Michener House Museum & Archives, and the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum will be closed to the public until further notification. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

With the support of the City of Lacombe, Lacombe County and the Government of Canada, over the summers the Lacombe Museums host special events at our heritage sites for the community.
Activities are free to attend and often include an assortment of lawn-games, garden tea, petting zoos, heritage walking and museum tours & on-site demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters.
These events are:

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Alberta Seniors Week
Multiculturalism Day
Canada Day
Lacombe Days
Central Alberta Pride Week
Teddy Bear Picnic Tea
Open Farm Days
Annual Blacksmith Hammer In
Culture & Harvest Festival

We encourage you to follow our Facebook Page to keep up to date on annual events, workshops, exhibits and special fundraising events!

Scroll down to learn more about our year round programming

Looking to register in one of our Blacksmithing Workshops?

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We look forward to seeing you at the forge this summer!
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SUMMER DROP-IN PROGRAMS

Over the summer months, check the activities listed below to see when you can churn your own butter & learn to spin wool, or try your hand at traditional blacksmithing techniques in Alberta's oldest operating Blacksmith Shop!

 

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Book a group tour (perfect for out of town guests or special interest groups on bus tours), or join us during our Evening Walking Tours offered the last Thursday of every month over the summer season.
Group Tours are $50.00 to book
Please contact us as 403-782-3933 for availability 

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Purchase your own self-guided walking tour book available at the Michener House Museum or at our gift-shop, located on the main floor of the Flatiron Building today for only $10.00! This self-guided booklet features pictures and information on the significant buildings and murals located in Lacombe's historic downtown. This book also makes a great gift and keepsake!​

Free brochures for various self-guided tours are available at all of the Museums include:

 

 

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Join us on weekdays over the summer season for fun hands-on learning at the
Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum & the Michener House Museum.
Open to all ages, learn essential skills every homesteader needs to know including:
Blacksmith Shop
· Knot Tying · Rope Making
· Farrier Skills  · Gold Panning
Michener House
· Washing, Carding & Spinning Wool
· Local Plants & Gardening · Making Butter ​​​
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Enjoy a morning of painting, drawing, and creating in the garden at Michener House.
Ideal for families, you can let your imaginations run wild! All art supplies are provided.

FALL DROP-IN PROGRAMS


During our Off Season, join us on Saturdays when we welcome all ages and abilities to participate in our programs.
Work with our skilled staff and volunteers to learn skills for homesteaders, old timey games & work on crafts and projects with your family! 

 

 
 
Share time with your family learning, creating and exploring new materials! The best part….your completed masterpieces are yours to take home and enjoy!
This is a wonderful opportunity for learning, creating and exploring new materials. 
This program runs every Saturday from 1-3pm  September - April.