Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pancakes and Food for Thought at Lacombe’s Museums

Despite the fact that it is Alberta’s newest city, Lacombe’s identity is very much shaped by its love of the past. Locals and visitors alike come to the museums in Lacombe to further their appetites for local history and see how the city has transformed over the past century. Lacombe is home to the Michener House Museum and Archives, the Flatiron Museum and Interpretive Centre, and the Blacksmith Shop Museum. On Canada Day, nearly 130 individuals visited the Museums and participated in FREE tours of the museums, walking tours downtown and a blacksmithing demonstration over at the Blacksmith Shop.

For this year’s upcoming Lacombe Days there will be a fundraising pancake breakfast with musical entertainment at the Michener House Museum on Saturday, July 16th from 8:00am to 10:30am. All proceeds from the breakfast will go to the not-for-profit Lacombe & District Historical Society which operates the Museums. The very popular Blacksmith Shop Museum will be open to the public again from 11:00am – 3:00pm on the Saturday and will be showcasing various blacksmithing tools and techniques. Entrance to the Museums is free. Visit during Lacombe Days and enjoy delicious pancakes with a side of history.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


LACOMBE DAYS: Saturday July 16th, 2011

List of Events Organized by the Lacombe & District Historical Society

- Pancake Breakfast at Michener House 8:00am – 10:30am

All proceeds go to the Lacombe & District Historical Society

Adults $7, Ages 6-12 $4, Ages 6 and under are free.

- Musical entertainment at Michener House during breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 Fred & Shirley Doberstein

9:00 - 10:15 Don & Betty Monroe, Edna Deck, Jean Stock, Hugh Kelly, George Sim and Carrol Gordon

- Blacksmith Shop demonstration 11:00am – 3:00pm

Come and see Alberta's Oldest Existing Blacksmith Shop

- Flatiron Museum and Michener House Museum will be open from 9:00am – 5:00pm

For more information call (403) 782-3933