We are thrilled to announce a new project in the works, the Lacombe Museum
Learning Garden to be located at the Michener House Museum

This multi-year, 4-staged plan will transform a manicured lawn into an educational and experience-driven space that incorporates a wide breadth of history of the region, from the prehistoric era into the 1920’s. The garden will be based on knowledge gleaned from community engagement including local organizations, companies, elders and traditional knowledge keepers; LDHS archival photographs and research; and consultations with landscape and garden experts.

Traditional Heritage Gardens often accompany Heritage Home museums, however the proposed Lacombe Museum Learning Garden at the Michener House is a twist on this traditional notion: with site accessibility, educational programming, reconciliation and opportunities for both self-guided and group tours in mind, this will be an inclusive learning space in the community; accessible for every body to explore. We are eager to start this next step as both a community and regional tourism asset. – Melissa Blunden, Executive Director, Lacombe & District Historical Society.

Garden Sponsorship

Members of the community will be able to sponsor specific plants in the garden, as gifts or in memory of loved ones. Sponsorship sheets will be at the Lacombe Farmers Market every Friday!

Thank you

We want to thank Jana Fafard, Triangle Construction & the Echo Lacombe Association for their support of this project, as this allows us to expand our services to the community, both during and after the pandemic, as well as continue the celebration of our 50th anniversary.

Make sure to follow along as we dig-in to Phase 1 in the coming weeks!!

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