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Workshop: Hooked on Blacksmithing

April 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at forging, this is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of blacksmithing in a fun, inclusive environment. Starting with building a coal fire, you will learn about the various tools of the shop and progress to hand forging functional objects. Spend the day exploring your creativity…and walk away with some finished pieces showcasing your new skills! This workshop is $150 and open to students 16+.

Since 1985, blacksmith John Ackner has been making historical and restoration hardware, decorative pieces, and custom weaponry.


Mabee Farm Historic Site
April 24, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm