ReImagining the Lacombe Museums

Lacombe Museums ReImagined is a project spearheaded by the Lacombe & District Historical Society to reenvision 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 with City, County, and the private owners in the fall of 2021, the new Flatiron Building Museum has 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 has provided the museum with new office space, a year-round gift shop location, an Exhibit Gallery to display temporary exhibitions, and a brand-new home for the Collections and Archives.

This new addition to the Lacombe Museum family has provided much-needed space for the Society’s Collections, which were over capacity at the Michener House Museum – by moving the Collection out of the Michener House Museum, over half of the Michener House Museum designed in the 1980’s for LDHS admin space will become 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.

Your input and suggestions are appreciated – please use the form below, or complete the survey to provide your feedback, suggestions, and input.

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For more information about the Reimagination Projects, please view our Press Page, or contact Melissa Blunden, Executive Director at the office:
403-782-3922 or [email protected]

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