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Blacksmith Collective


Activities 11am – 4pm

  • Visit with blacksmiths outside the Greenwich Barn and in the Clark Blacksmith Shop for on-going demonstrations
  • Visit with costumed volunteers inside all of our museum buildings to learn about how the blacksmith was an everyday part of early American life
  • See cooking Demonstrations in the Gilbert Farmhouse
  • Write with a quill pen in the Law Office
  • Purchase raffle tickets for hand-forged items made by featured demonstrators in the Greenwich Barn
  • Stop by the Activity Area inside the Greenwich Barn to learn how blacksmiths forge metal, play with forged toys, and more
  • Complete a scavenger hunt and receive a prize (hunt on reverse, prizes in the Greenwich Barn)

Featured Demonstrations & Raffle Times
11:30am – Ted Hinman, Rush Lamp
12:00pm – John Richard, Leaf Making
1:15pm – First half of raffle items drawn
1:30pm – Matt Slowik, Twisting Metal
2:00pm – Cameron Hardy, Drifting/Bottle Opener
3:00pm – Raffle drawings for remaining items


Storrowton Village Museum will host its second annual Blacksmith Collective Saturday, May 11, from 11-4pm. This one-day event offers visitors a look at the trade and artistry of blacksmithing, from medieval time to the 21st century. Advance tickets are $8 (through 5/10) or $10 on the day of the event.

The day will feature demonstrations taking place in Storrowton’s Clark Blacksmith Shop and by smiths who will work at portable forges outside the Greenwich Barn. Guests will be able to chat with the men and women about their tools, techniques and tradition. Featured demonstrations will take place during the day and museum buildings will be open, staffed by volunteers to tell the story of how blacksmiths played a major role in helping to build the places where people lived and worked.

Blacksmith Collective is suitable for all ages. Adults will get a practical view of the art and craftsmanship of the trade, while families and children can visit an interactive space inside the Greenwich Barn to see toys made by blacksmiths and try an activity that teaches the science behind molding metal. A scavenger hunt will be included with admission.

Blacksmiths will have items for sale and visitors will be able to purchase tickets for raffle items. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Storrowton Museum’s education programs. Both The Shops at Storrowton and Storrowton Tavern will be open. This year, the Tavern will have order-ahead boxed lunches for $10 that include a ciabatta roll sandwich (turkey, tuna or veggie), a cookie, bag of chips and fresh fruit, for visitors interested in a picnic on the Village green.

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