Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dennis Wilson's Christmas Village

Dennis Wilson’s Christmas Village

On display during the holidays 
Starting November 27, 2014

Lacombe resident Dennis Wilson has been collecting and displaying his Christmas Village Collection for thirteen years. 

In 2012, he set up the village for the first time at the Flatiron Museum and this year Dennis Wilson’s Christmas Village is back by popular demand!

Every year the village grows as new pieces are added to the collection. There are about three thousand pieces; each of them meticulously unpacked and set up by Dennis. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Hours at the Museums


Open Tuesday to Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-1)
5005 - 50th Avenue, Lacombe
(403) 755-6935
Admission is Free, Donations welcome


Museum Open Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-1)
Archives by Appointment
5036 - 51st Street, Lacombe
(403) 782-3933
Admission is Free, Donations welcome


Open for Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival
Blacksmith Alley
Saturday, September 27, 2014
11:00am - 4:00pm
Admission is Free
Local and regional blacksmiths and farriers will be hosting a live blacksmithing and horseshoeing demonstrations.


Call to book a guided historic walking tour of downtown Lacombe. Cost is $10/person, $20/family.

Free tour on Saturday September 27 at 2:00 pm during the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival. Tour starts at Michener House Museum.

Purchase your own self-guided walking tour book at the Michener House Museum or Flatiron Museum today!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Museum Summer Hours

The Museums in Lacombe will be changing to our summer hours starting June 1, 2014 and will open 7 days a week 9am-5pm and closed for lunch (12-1pm)

Blacksmith Shop Summer hours:
Senior's Week
Saturday June 7th 11:00am-2:00pm  
 Canada Day 
Tuesday, Tuesday July 1st 11:00am- 4:00pm      
Lacombe days 
Saturday July 19 11:00am- 4:00pm
AB Open Farm Days
Sunday August 24th 11:00-4:00pm
Culture & Harvest Festival
Saturday September 27th 11:00am-4:00pm                                                                                                      

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February 28: Father Albert Lacombe Day

Memorial Card
Memorial Card issued for the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of Father A. Lacombe, omi, 1899.
Photo: Missionary Oblates, Grandin Collection at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, OB4336A
Unveiling of the Father Lacombe Statue
Unveiling of the Father Lacombe statue, 1929.
Photo: Missionary Oblates, Grandin Collection at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, OB11031
Father Lacombe with Indian chiefs
Father Lacombe with Indian chiefs at Earnscliffe–the Ottawa home of Sir John A. Macdonald.
Photo: Provincial Archives of Alberta, P200

Material and Text Source Government of Alberta:

"Father Albert Lacombe (1827-1916) was a builder of bridges – between places, between people, between periods of history. Born in 1827 in Québec, Lacombe spent most of his life traveling throughout the vast lands of western Canada and negotiating relations between First Nations, Métis, and Euro-Canadians. Lacombe's accomplishments are staggering. He established First Nation missions, served numerous Roman Catholic parishes, and founded new settlements. He mastered several First Nation languages and published dictionaries and prayer books in these dialects. During the upheavals of the 1880s, Father Lacombe was a peacemaker, resolving disputes between Aboriginals and the federal government and Canadian Pacific Railway. He established the Lacombe Home in Midnapore and recruited the Sisters of Providence to administer care for the sick, the poor, and the aged at the site. Lacombe coordinated the construction of bridges and grist mills, of schools and churches. He was one of the most influential figures in shaping the transition of western Canada from a sparsely populated territory inhabited almost exclusively by Aboriginals and fur traders to a land defined by survey lines and railway tracks and increasingly populated by Euro-Canadian settlers.

Although Lacombe's time as resident Oblate in St. Albert was short – he left in 1865 to minister to the nomadic Cree and Blackfoot – his impact was profound. In addition to selecting the site for the mission and erecting its first building, Lacombe also recruited settlers, coordinated the construction of one of the first bridges in western Canada, and organized the first supply chain of carts from Red River to Edmonton. His indefatigable spirit and total dedication to the mission in its early years ensured its future."

For more information about the Father Lacombe Chapel visit: 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Our History: Curling in Lacombe, Alberta

February – April, 2014

Visit the display of archival curling photos at the Flatiron Museum & Interpretive Centre
5005 – 50 Avenue
Lacombe AB

Open Tuesday – Saturday
9am – 5pm
(Closed for lunch)