Friday, August 18, 2017

Fibre Fridays- Spinning wool

 August 18, 2017

Wow, such a fun afternoon in the garden using drop spindles! We hope everyone who stopped by is proud of the progress they made and how much they learned. Spinning wool is no easy task! We had a fantastic afternoon of spinning, crafts, and prepping our marigolds for dying. We hope to see many people out next Friday for our last Fibre Friday of the season to do some wool dyeing!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Painting for Pride

August 15th, 2017
Painting for Pride was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out to help paint out picnic tables, they look super fantastic. We are very grateful for everyone's help, especially Absolute Custom Design who donated all of the paint and painting supplies, we would not have been able to have this event without their support. We also had lovely sweet treats thanks to Eastside Eatery and coffee thanks to Good Neighbour Coffee. We have been absolutely blown away by the support and positivity shown by Central Alberta today. Thank you everyone!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Combing and Carding

Thank you to everyone who came out to comb and card wool. After all the washing we did, there certainly was a lot to do. We can hardly wait to see everyone out next week Friday August 18th from 1-4pm to learn spinning!

Wool Washing

Friday August 4th

The Michener House Museum hosted the first Fibre Fridays event with members of the community and visitors coming to help wash and sort wool. The afternoon was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out to help.

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Virtual Exhibit

Check out our new virtual exhibit on the Battle of Vimy Ridge! Virtual Exhibit

Friday, March 31, 2017



Job Title: Museum Assistant
Start Date: May 1, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Schedule: 7 hours per day, 5 days a week. Candidates must be available to work weekends.

Job Description: The Museum Assistant assists the Lacombe & District Historical Society to deliver on-going cultural and tourism services and host special events during local Festivals at the Museums in Lacombe. Their duties include; welcoming and providing local tourism information to visitors, delivering guided tours and programs, creating and updating online content, and working in the archives.

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of the Young Canada Works Student/ Canada Summer job programs. 
Ideal candidates include post-secondary students pursuing studies in a related field and/or wanting to pursue a career in the cultural, tourism and/or non-profit sectors. Strong computer and communications skills are required.

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, access to these buildings is limited and not wheel chair accessible. Ability to do some lifting is also required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Lacombe & District Historical society electronically to or in person/ by mail to the Michener House Museum at 5036 - 51 Street Lacombe, T4L 1W2.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The application deadline is Friday April 7, 2017.  Up to a maximum of 5 visitor services officers will be hired for the 2017 summer season depending on grants received by the society.

We thank all interested applicants! The Museum also has many volunteer opportunities that you can learn about on our blog at

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: What Does it Mean to You?

The Lacombe and District Historical Society is pleased to release its first ever online survey. 

As part of the Society's Canada 150 community memory project, this survey aims to capture the significance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 2017!

What does the battle mean for people in 2017, at the 100th anniversary? That is the question that this survey attempts to answer.

Members of the public are invited to complete the survey online at 

OR to complete one of the paper copies provided at the Museum. Paper copies are available on request by contacting (403) 782-3933.

Results will be featured in Reflections on Vimy, an exhibit which will be on display at the Lacombe Memorial Center during August and September 2017, as well as online at the Historical Society's Virtual Exhibit page. Furthermore, the results from this survey will be collected and retained by the Lacombe and District Historical society for exhibits, research, and other uses.  All responses to the survey will remain anonymous. 

The survey will remain open until 5:00pm on Friday, April 14th, 2017.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us at or phone us at (403)782-3933.

The Lacombe Community Memory Project has been made possible with the generous support from the Red Deer Community Foundation and the Federal Government of Canada.