Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

As you can see from our Christmas newsletter which you will find here, or by reading the following post, we have had an eventful year.

As we go into the New Year we are looking at more ways to bring the history of Lacombe and Lacombe County alive and relevant  to those that live here, as well as creating a place that people will want to visit and stay awhile.

Please note that we will be closed until January 8 and we will have new hours. In the meantime, stoke up the fireplace, turn on the Christmas lights, curl up with a good book, gather loved ones around for a board game or a movie, drink hot chocolate, apple cider, or egg nog, go sledding or skating, visit a shut-in, leave cookies on a neighbor's doorstep, and enjoy some time off from the regular concerns of the world.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or any other holiday, we hope you have the best of the season with family, friends, laughter, love, warmth and fun.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Lacome & District Historical Society Wins Heritage Award!

We were honored to have received an award from Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

Lawrence Henderson is the president of the society.





Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Culture, congratulates Lawrence Henderson of the Lacombe and District Historical Society.

 Lawrence Henderson of the Lacombe and District Historical Society speaks at the 2012 Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Heritage Awards as board chair Dr. Carolee Pollock looks on. The society was presented with a Heritage Conservation Award for its efforts to preserve the art of blacksmithing through the restoration of the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop.


Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk shares a laugh and a memory with Bill Marquardt of the Lacombe and District Historical Society at the 2012 Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Heritage Awards in Edmonton, November 30.
 Bill is our blacksmith. He has lots of stories to tell and he's quite an artistic guy!