Owners of historic homes in High River, who would like to share that history, are invited to sign up for the Historical Homes Tour.

The Museum of the Highwood is searching for 10 homes to take part in their 10th tour on Saturday, September 15.

The tour runs every two years and is a major fundraiser for the Museum.

Volunteer Leslie Lambert says it is a great way to share the history of High River and the tour attracts visitors from all over southern Alberta.

"We are currently inviting owners of heritage homes to consider putting your home on the tour," said Lambert. "A heritage home is a home with history that might include a vintage home, a historic home or a unique home with a High River story."

They are looking for homes that have been restored or renovated and predates the 1950's.

"The Historic Homes Tour is a fantastic way to make history come alive as the story of High River is shared through the homes and the people who have lived here."

Lambert adds over the years she has seen a lot of homes and it would be hard to pick a favourite, but it is worth noting she ended up buying her home after seeing it on the tour.

"I live in the W.O Mitchell House, which called out to me, not because it was historic so much, as it called out to me saying this is the right home for you right now."

The home was on the last two tours and will not be included this time.

The volunteer board is sending out letters to some of the homes they want to include, but if you don't receive a letter it doesn't mean they don't want your home on the tour.

"If you are interested at all we encourage you to get in touch with us."

While the museum has extensive history about homes in High River, there is more to uncover.

"We are always looking for that."

For more information visit the Museum of the Highwood in High River or call 403-652-7156.

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