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Adult Blacksmith & Tinsmith Classes

Blacksmith 1
October 27 & 28, 9 am - 5 pm
This cost is $120 for members, $130 for nonmembers and includes tools and materials

Blacksmith 2
November 3 & 4, 9 am - 5 pm
This cost is $120 for members, $130 for nonmembers and includes tools and materials

For more information call (308) 385-5316

Stuhr Museum is proud to offer a chance for the public to learn the historic art of blacksmithing. Blacksmith 1 and 2 will be held this fall and give students a chance to walk away with pieces they have created themselves.

Blacksmith 1
“Blacksmith 1″ spans two days and will be held for both members and nonmembers of the museum and is designed for those with no metal working experience. During this class, participants will create items using a coal forge as well as become skilled at the tempering process and basic hammer techniques. This class is a unique opportunity to find out how metalworking was done over one hundred years ago and how blacksmithing is still relevant today.

Those who participate will walk away with their own tools they will have created during the class. You must be 14 years or older to participate. 

The cost is $120 for members and $130 for nonmembers. The instructor is Randy Dack. For more information, call (308) 385-5316.

 

Blacksmith 2
"Blacksmith 2" also spans two days and is for those who have completed the "Blacksmith 1" class. During this two-day experience, students will learn more advanced techniques and create more advanced pieces of art out of metal. 

The cost is $120 for members and $130 for nonmembers. The instructor is Randy Dack. For more information, call (308) 385-5316

Family Tinsmith Classes

9 am - 5 pm Saturday and Noon - 5 Sunday, November 4th
at the Railroad Town Tinsmith Shop at Stuhr Museum
The cost is $95 for two (two adults, child/adult team) and $15 per additional child. The nonmember fee is $115. 
For more information, call (308) 385-5316.

Learn the unique craft of Tinsmithing during this class aimed at children and adults to do together. Participants will make cookie cutters, cups, boxes or a lunch pail. Learn how to handle tools and create your own pieces. This class is specifically designed for couples or a parent/child to take together and is taught by Railroad Town tinsmith Loren Miller.

Participants will leave with several pieces they have created during the course. 

The cost is $95 for two (two adults, child/adult team) and $15 per additional child. The nonmember fee is $115. For more information, call (308) 385-5316.

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