In 2017 Storrowton Village Museum launched its first Blacksmith Collective, an event centered around the artistry and skill in this historic trade that still exists in the 21st century. Volunteer blacksmiths are stationed outside the Greenwich Barn and in the Clark Blacksmith Shop for on-going demonstrations from medieval time to the 21st century. This event continues annually in May or June.
Blacksmith Collective includes the Hand Forged Silent Auction, featured demonstrations throughout the day, and hands-on Blacksmith Apprentice Experiences.
About Blacksmith Apprentice Experience
Try your hand at a variety of duties of blacksmith apprentices would have performed from maintaining the fire to swinging a hammer and all the work in between during this 1-hour experience in the Clark Blacksmith Shop. Receive a one-of-a-kind, hand forged hook, a traditional blacksmith cap, and make your own horse shoe nail ring. Be sure you pay attention and respect the knowledge of the master blacksmith or you may find yourself hauling water, emptying coal buckets, or tiring your arms keeping the bellows pumping! Must be 12+ (parent/guardian present if under 18.) All participants must sign safety waiver before participation, close toed shoes and long pants must be worn, long sleeve cotton shirt recommended, no synthetic materials. Safety glasses will be provided for use during the experience.
- $25 per person, space is limited to 5 participants per session (price includes the $12 Admission to the entire event)