Hammer In: 11/9

Bring the entire family to enjoy a full day of iron-working demonstrations by artisan blacksmiths, and shop the vendor booths for handmade utensils, tools & gifts. The day will feature Lee Sauder and Caitlin Morris as our two headlining demonstrators this year

Date:  Saturday, November 9
Time:  9 AM – 5 PM

Tickets: General Admission
– Adults: $12
– Youth: $7
– Under 6: Free
– Annual Pass Holders: Free

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Join us for a celebration of blacksmithing that includes ironworking, historic reproductions, knife-making, decorative ironwork, and other metallurgical techniques.

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Learn how iron tools were used in the Old World and Early America.

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See traditional forges in operation from Ireland to West Africa.

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There’s even a scavenger hunt for the kids!

Search the Museum’s exhibits for examples of handmade metal items

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Hammer-In Activities:

Saturday, November 9:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

West African Farm:

  • Come learn about African iron tools and tool-making.
  • Watch blacksmiths demonstrate iron-working techniques using the West African Forge:  12:30 – 2:00 pm
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English Farm:

  • Costumed Interpreters will be cooking with an iron salamander
  • Games: Quoits

Irish Forge:

  • Traditional iron-working including Nail Making

Irish Farm:

  • Toasting oat cakes on an iron harnen stand
  • Traditional music
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German Farm:

  • Flax processing
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Native American Homestead:

  • Learn about metal trade goods
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1740s American Settlement:

  • Interpretation of historic firearms
  • Black powder demonstrations

1820s American Farm:

  • Cooking with the bake oven and iron toaster
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1850s American Farm:

  • Cooking with a tin kitchen
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Tinsmith Shop:

  • Watch and learn about traditional tinsmithing
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