Acknowledging the past provides direction for the future.
Blacksmith Barn and
This exhibit is open for viewing Every Day. The Blacksmiths hold classes Every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
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.
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!
If you're interested in the Adult Blacksmithing 101 Course, Click Here!
If you're interested in the Youth Blacksmithing Class, Click Here!
If you're already a Blacksmith and want to see our Elective Classes, Click Here!