Forged art

Blacksmith is a fairly broad term that is often used to describe the crafters of many types of smithery – artist blacksmiths, industrial blacksmiths, metalworkers, silversmiths, welders, machinists, knife makers, gunsmiths, farriers. This weekend, blacksmiths will gather at Clayville to share stories and make metal parts the old-fashioned way. They will demonstrate their talents and show how historic everyday items, such as small items used in the building trades, agricultural implements and household objects, were made at the forge. The Broadwell Inn and other village historic buildings will be open for small, socially distanced tours, and food and drinks will be available. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. clayville.org.

Hammer-in
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Clayville Historic Site
Route 125, Pleasant Plains
217-481-4430
Free