Saturday, May 12, 2012

Opening Reception


On Tuesday May 8th from 6:30 to 8:30pm, The Lacombe & District Historical Society hosted an opening reception for their 2012 Spring-Summer Exhibit Series at the Flatiron Museum & Interpretive Centre.

L-R; Mr. Lawrence Henderson, 
President of the Lacombe & District Historical Society; 
Mr. Peter Bouwsema, Lacombe City Councilor;
Mrs. Paula Law, Lacombe County Deputy Reeve;
Mr. Gus Jautz, Mrs. Mary Shur, Mrs. Elsie Jautz.
The opening reception featured talks about the Museums’ current exhibits:
- The Girl Guides Through Time
- Celebrating 110 years of History: The Lacombe Police Service
- A History of Dairy Farming in Lacombe

These new exhibits were organized by the Lacombe & District Historical Society in conjunction with the Lacombe Public Library’s Award Winning History Lecture Series hosted at the Lacombe Memorial Centre and are the product of growing collaborations between the society and various organizations in the community.
L-R; Mr. Fred Dobirstein, Mr. Gary Wm. Leslie, 
Mr. Orest Schur, Mr. Gus Jautz

The opening reception’s program included speeches by Marie PĂ©ron, Executive Director of the Lacombe & District Historical Society, Mr. Steve Christie, Mayor for the City of Lacombe, Mrs. Joan Fredeen, former Girl Guide Leader and Volunteer, Mrs. Anna Robertson, current Girl Guide Leader and Volunteer, Mr. Gary Wm. Leslie, Chief of Police for the Lacombe Police Service, and Mr. Lawrence Henderson, former owner and operator of the Henderson Dairy Farm in Lacombe.

L-R; Mr. Gary Wm. Leslie, Chief of Police;
Mr. Rod Fox, MLA Lacombe-Ponoka
The evening event was attended by approximately 50 people including Mr. Rod Fox, MLA Lacombe-Ponoka, Mrs. Paula Law, Deputy Reeve for the County of Lacombe, Mr. Orest Schur, former Chief of the Lacombe Police Service, Mr. Gus Jautz, retired member of the Lacombe Police Service, and Mr. Fred Dobirstein, former deputy Chief for the Lacombe Police Service, and representatives from the Markerville Creamery Museum.
Attendees enjoyed a wine tasting hosted by Chateau Wines & Spirits from Lacombe and a live musical performance by local singer and songwriter Justine Vandergrift.
The Lacombe & District Historical Society thanks all of its dedicated volunteers and members for their assistance with the opening reception at the Flatiron Museum and making the event a true success.  Thank you to all of our sponsors past, present and future for your support!

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