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
Blacksmith Apprentice Experience 10am, 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm
Add a Blacksmith Apprentice Experience on to your day. 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
- A general admission ticket must be purchased to Summer Solstice Celebration in order to participate in the Blacksmith Apprentice Experience. Select your General Admission ticket(s), at Checkout scroll down to view all available Blacksmith Apprentice Experience time slots.
John Richard, Master Blacksmith since 2017, volunteer since 2014
Rick Clark, volunteer since 2014
Rick Clark, Jr, volunteer since 2019
Charlotte Fields, volunteer since 2017
Cameron Hardy, volunteer since 2018
Matt Slowik, volunteer since 2017
With support from additional Blacksmith volunteers Joe Barker (2019), Mark Brennan (2018), Jeff Czech (2009), and Rick Martin (2004).
ABOUT BLACKSMITH COLLECTIVE
Blacksmith Collective is featured in conjunction with SVM's Summer Solstice Celebration Saturday, June 19, from 10-4pm. Advance tickets for all Summer Solstice Celebration events, including Blacksmith Collective are $12 for ages 6+, $15 on the day of the event, under 6 free.
Blacksmiths will have items for sale for hand forged items made by our volunteer blacksmiths. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Storrowton Museum’s education programs. The Shops at Storrowton, Storrowton Tavern, and the Samuael Adams Beer Bistro will be open.