The Lacombe and District Historical Society is inviting you to celebrate ‘traditional Victorian Christmas’ at the Michener House Museum (located on 5036 51 Street in Lacombe).  For the next two Saturdays until Christmas, you can head to the museum and take in a couple of unique holiday traditions.  

“Every year, we set up the Christmas tree at the Michener House for a traditional Victorian Christmas. We have our iconic festive lighting, a Victorian dinner, and then our Christmas tree on display inside the Michener House over the month of December. Even though the museum is closed to the public, we are going to be open on Saturdays throughout the month,” explained Executive Director of the Lacombe and District Historical Society, Melissa Blunden. 

The Museum will be open on Saturday, December 11th and Saturday, December 18th but will not be open on Christmas Day. During those days, you can get a tour of the Michener House Museum and you can catch two festive crafting opportunities. 

“On Saturday, December 11th, we have a Norwegian tradition program. Families will be able to come and actually make a take-home decor gnome that is a traditional Norwegian decoration. There's also a recipe and some additional programming that is available,” explained Blunden. 

The programming is suitable for all ages but the Historical Society is hoping you let them know if you plan on attending, if possible, due to limited space. They will not be requiring proof of vaccination for participation but masks will be required. Children are able to participate with adult supervision.

On the 18th, the Historical Society will be looking at German Culture and creating German Market Stalls which is suitable for those nine years of age and older. 

“Germany is known for doing really cool traditional Christmas markets. During our program on the 18th, they get to make their own little stall to bring home. The recipe is actually from snacks that they would have if they were in Germany that they would have been able to get at a Christmas market,” explained Blunden. 

The Historical Society will also be taking in food bank donation if you feel inclined to bring one along. You can check out those programs from 1:00PM to 4:00PM on both Saturdays. For more information, you can visit the Lacombe District Historical Society's Facebook page here.