The Lacombe & District Historical Society (#6288), formerly known as Maski-pitoon Historical Society, was incorporated May 5, 1971. Before officially becoming a Society, the organization met to discuss the purchase of the Grace Methodist parsonage, the birthplace of Governor General Daniel Roland Michener. The purchase of the site occurred in 1972 and the restoration work took 13 years, with the museum officially being opened by Roland Michener himself in May 1984. This heritage site has expanded over the years to include the Learning Garden on the property that explores over 4,000 years of history of the Central Alberta landscape & agricultural development in the region. In 1991, the Society purchased and restored the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum – the oldest operational blacksmith shop in Alberta. Both heritage sites are recognized provincially and municipally and are open to the public with live-heritage demonstrations, special events and guided tours from the Victoria Day weekend through to the September long weekend.
We are your local historical non-profit, celebrating over 50 years of preserving and promoting all things heritage in the Lacombe area.
Treaty 6, Métis Region 3