Blacksmith Shop Museum keeps trade alive

Lacombe’s Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest operational Blacksmith Shop in Alberta. It was built in 1902 and is still located on the original site.

A lot of the original machinery is in operating condition. 

In the town’s early years, Lacombe’s Blacksmith shop was bustling with activity during the horse and buggy days. Today, visitors can watch as iron is bent and formed into shapes through intense heat and triphammers.

The Lacombe and District Historical Society bought the building in 1991 and restored the blacksmith shop as a museum. It was designated as a Provincial Historic Resource by the Government of Alberta in 2011.

On September 26, 2015, the City of Lacombe designated the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum a municipal historic resource.

It is located at 5020-49th Street (Glass Street) in Lacombe. Call (403) 782-3933, the Michener House Museum for more information.

-Lacombe and District Historical Society photo