ReImagining the Lacombe Museums

Lacombe Museums ReImagined is a project spearheaded by the Lacombe & District Historical Society to reevision the heritage experiences of the Lacombe region.

The Lacombe & District Historical Society (LDHS) is an Alberta Society’s Act non-profit organization, and CRA Recognized Charity that works with a community-centered approach to preserve and promote the history of the Lacombe region through the many services and programs it offers under the name “Lacombe Museum”. Since 2008, LDHS has been recognized by the Alberta Museums Association as a Recognized Museum. This has allowed LDHS to be a resource for school tours, programs, and special events for the community, and to care for the collection of over 20,000 artifacts more than 30,000 archival documents and photographs.

LDHS owns and operates the Michener House Museum and the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum. With the new building lease negotiated in fall 2021, the Flatiron Building will become the flagship of the Lacombe Museum, and become a major part of the organization’s growth.  Taking over the management of the first three floors of the Flatiron Building will provide the museum with new office space, a year-round gift shop location, a gallery to exhibit temporary displays, and a brand-new home for the Collection and Archives. This new addition to the Lacombe Museum family will provide much-needed space for the Society’s collections, which were over capacity at the Michener House Museum – by moving the Collection out, over 1/2 of the building will be available as new gallery spaces for the community.

A multi-staged project is now underway to begin the process of ReImagining the Michener House, its interpretation, and the stories it shares.

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For information about Flatiron Building Museum, Michener House Museum, or the Blacksmith Shop Museum, or the Historical Society in general, contact the office at 403-782-3922 or

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