The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is partnering with Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Conn. to offer an interactive four-day blacksmithing program. Working with CBMM boatyard staff, Mystic’s blacksmiths are offering the public an Interactive Blacksmithing Demonstration on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
The one-day program includes learning about forges and tools used in forging metal and the opportunity to participate in making a wall hook. Cost for the program is $15 for CBMM members and $25 for non-members; pre-registration is needed at bit.ly/CBMMblacksmithing.
During the remainder of their visit to CBMM, Mystic’s blacksmith’s will work with CBMM Boatyard staff on the techniques necessary in drawing out material to make forged items, with a strong focus on tool-making and repair.
Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport gathers and preserves the artifacts of America’s seafaring past, with a mission to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience. More information is at mysticseaport.org.
Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. More information is at www.cbmm.org.