Blacksmith Shop Museum


Located at:
5020-49th Street (Glass Street), Lacombe AB

Contact us:
(403) 782-3933 at the Michener House Museum
(403) 755-6935 at the Flatiron Museum


History

Built in 1902, the Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest operational Blacksmith Shop in Alberta today. It is still located on the original site. Much of the original machinery in the blacksmith shop is in operating condition. 

The Blacksmith shop was often a hub of activity back when horses and carriages ruled the road. Come see how iron is bent and formed into shapes through intense heat and loud triphammers (cover your ears) and learn about the history and politics of blacksmithing in Lacombe.

Purchased by the Lacombe and District Historical Society in 1991, the blacksmith shop was restored as a museum.

The Lacombe Blacksmtih Shop was designated as a Provincial Historic Resource by the Government of Alberta in 2011.


Hours

The Blacksmith Shop Museum is open for tours and live demonstrations on the following dates:
May 10, 2014 for the AB Heritage School Fair
July 1st, 2014 for Canada Day,
July 19, 2014 for Lacombe Days
Sept 28, 2014 for the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival

For private tours and demonstrations please call the historical society at the Flatiron Museum or the Michener House to arrange a tour at least one week in advance. Tours are dependent on the availability of our blacksmithing volunteers.

Volunteering

Interested in joining the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Volunteer Committee?

Our volunteers will be getting together once a month in the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop to work on various projects for the Blacksmith Shop and organize the public demonstrations that will be taking place this year at the Museum.

Please contact the historical society if you are interested in becoming involved!