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Blacksmithing Weekend

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 1, 2023

Blacksmithing Weekend returns! Hear the bellows blow and see hot iron worked by hammer. Visitors will find demonstrations of traditional tool and hardware making plus related hands-on activities throughout the museum both days. Blacksmiths working on a number of forges will show the versatility of the blacksmith’s craft. Learn tips and secrets of the trade from knowledgeable staff and visiting blacksmiths.

  • Watch as our blacksmith produces trade axes and hear him discuss the process.
  • See demonstrations of farrier work. (Saturday at the More House)
  • See demonstrations of casting and inlay work. (Sunday at the More House)
  • See a bellows in the process of being repaired/rebuilt. (outside blacksmith shop)
  • See a visiting smith producing traditional camp ware and camping survival tools. Specializing in Scandinavian style iron work, he also produces axes, knives, flint strikers. (Saturday and Sunday)

In the Main Barn, view the exhibit Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers which celebrates the role children played on family farms from the 19th century to the present. The exhibit features photographs of several families who live in the region.

Entry to the event is included with museum admission: $15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and museum members are free. Purchase tickets at the museum on the day of the event. Free museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Find out about all of the museum’s free admission offers at FarmersMuseum.org/free.

Visit Fenimore Art Museum on the same day–located just across the street! Get two great museums for one low price when you purchase a two-way ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk of either museum. See Fenimore’s new fall exhibitions featuring Frog and Toad & Other Friends: The World of Arnold Lobel, and othersas well as the Museum’s renowned collections. The museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



September 30
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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