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


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


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


See traditional forges in operation from Ireland to West Africa.


There’s even a scavenger hunt for the kids!

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



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

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

German Farm:

  • Flax processing

Native American Homestead:

  • Learn about metal trade goods

1740s American Settlement:

  • Interpretation of historic firearms
  • Black powder demonstrations

1820s American Farm:

  • Cooking with the bake oven and iron toaster

1850s American Farm:

  • Cooking with a tin kitchen

Tinsmith Shop:

  • Watch and learn about traditional tinsmithing