Acknowledging the past provides direction for the future.
Blacksmith Barn and
The Vista Forge at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum offers classes in Blacksmithing at several skill levels. The instructors provide students the opportunities to try an ancient craft, make useful and decorative pieces, and learn classic techniques of both tool making and architectural ironwork. The Blacksmith Barn, located in Building G, has over15 Forging station, and shares space with the Wheelwright Shop and a line shaft powered machine shop. During the twice annual Antique Engine & Tractor Shows, the single cylinder kerosene engine in the barn is fired up allowing Blacksmiths to use the 200 pound Bradley Helve Power Hammer.
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The Blacksmiths do demonstrations every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless it's a major holiday. Come by and check it out!