Monday, November 6, 2017

REFLECTIONS ON VIMY - NEW EXHIBIT


The Lacombe & District Historical Society's newest exhibit Reflections on Vimy can be viewed at the Lacombe Memorial Centre September 30 to November 13, 2017 and is also available online as a virtual exhibit at: http://virtualexhibits.blogspot.ca/2017/09/reflections-on-vimy.html.

For more virtual exhibits by the Lacombe & District Historical Society visit the Virtual Exhibit Page on this site.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

End of Summer, Start of Fall!

As summer ends, we will be returning to our Summer Hours!
As sad as we are to see the summer end, we have many exciting events planned for this fall. There is the Culture and Harvest Festival happening the last weekend of September (Sept. 30th-Oct.1st). Keep your eyes open for more information coming soon.
We are also very excited to announce that there will be a new exhibit going up. First will be Reflections on Vimy which will be opening at the Lacombe Memorial Centre September #0th at 6:30 pm and will be on display until November 12th.
Also, in conjunction with the Culture and Harvest Festival, the ‘National Context, Local Needs: A Pictorial History of the Lacombe Experimental Station’ will be on display in the pavilion at the agricultural grounds for September 30th and October 1st.
At the Flatiron building there will be the community Memory Project on display with pictures and photos that were submitted.

Stay tuned here and on Facebook for updates on our exciting fall and winter events. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fibre Fridays- Dyeing

Wow, what a fantastic way to end our Fibre Fridays series! We had the wonderful help of Master Spinner Donna Rudd to teach us how to dye wool. For our natural dyes we used marigold flowers with various mordants to create the different shades. And for a bit of extra fun we did a rainbow dye pot too!
We hope that all of the guests who came out to our Fibre Fridays events had a fun and educational experience. We hope to see you all next year!




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.