The Lacombe & District Historical Society acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty Six territory. We are respectful of the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people whose footsteps have marked this land for centuries.

Since 2012, Alberta Museums Association has recognized the Lacombe Museums as Accredited Museums and has maintained year-round permanent staff and volunteers. This has allowed the Lacombe Museums to act as a source of school tours & programming, hosting special events for the community, and having our collection of over 12,000+ items in our archives accessible for researchers.

Our Team

Melissa Blunden

Melissa Blunden

Executive Director

Melissa brings with her over a decade of experience in heritage building restoration, research and exhibit design, educational programming development and facilitation, collections management and a wealth of knowledge in Alberta archaeological sites and management. She is eager to expand the reach of the Lacombe and District Historical Society to the community through the Lacombe Museums programming and exhibit development and foster sustainable practices to promote the longevity of the Historical Society in the changing times. Melissa sits on the City of Lacombe Heritage Resources Committee; is a director for the Lacombe Regional Tourism Board, and is Vice President of the Central Alberta Regional Museum Network.

Paige Mansell

Paige Mansell

Museum Assistant

Paige is a local historian and a newly launched museum professional. Her research focuses on the commemoration of the First World Ware in Lacombe, while her museum experience covers public program delivery, exhibit research and design, and collections management. After volunteering and interning with the Lacombe Museum for the past 3 years, Paige is excited to be spending more time working with the collections at the Michener House Museum and Archives and making more of these artifacts available to the community in a sustainable fashion.

Our Dedicated Volunteers

Our Summer Students