BLACKSMITHING

Experience the art of blacksmithing!

Blacksmithing at LeNoir Forge

Blacksmithing at LeNoir Forge

For the village blacksmith the hammer and the anvil were a way of life, but for many it was a passion. 

 “I like to think of blacksmithing as a fundamental art. As long as we have raw material, we can make almost anything. Preserving the knowledge and understanding of how things are done with hammer, anvil and fire is extremely important,”   

Bob Bell,  President of Clinch River Blacksmith Guild in East Tennessee

Blacksmithing demonstrations take place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 – 4:00 during July and August.

Learning Experiences:

We offer two hands on opportunities to experience the traditional art of blacksmithing: 

Blacksmithing at LeNoir Forge

Blacksmithing at LeNoir Forge

A One Hour Walk-in Blacksmithing Experienceavailable on Tuesday & Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:00 throughout July and August.  This mini workshop experience takes place during demonstration time. Participants will make a small souvenir of their experience under the watchful eye of our blacksmith Richard.  All safety equipment and materials are provided.  Space is limited to 2 participants per day unless it is a family group.

Cost: $35.00 (Adult)  $15.00 (Youth 8 -14 years)

This is a first come first served activity.  Pre-registration is not required.  Covid protocols and restrictions will be observed. Participants must wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

Scheduled Class 2.5 hours –    Participants will produce a handmade metal project learning introductory blacksmithing techniques and safe handling from our skilled blacksmith Richard.  All safety equipment and materials are provided.  Class dates 2021: Sunday July 18,  Sunday August 8, Sunday September 19   From 12:00 – 2:30 / 2:30 – 5:00

Cost: $70.00  (Adult)   $30.00 (Youth 8 -14 years)

Pre-registration required.  Space is limited to 2 participants per day unless it is a family group.  To book your spot Email:  islemadamehistoricalsociety@gmail.com   Or phone 902-226-9364. 

Participants must wear long pants and closed toed shoes.