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Fall Blacksmith and Tinsmith Classes

Blacksmith I Class
9 am - 5 pm October 19 & 20

Blacksmith II Class
9 am - 5 pm October 26 & 27

Family Tinsmithing Class
9 am - 5 pm November 2 & 3

For more information call (308) 385-5316.

This fall, Stuhr Museum will be offering several classes designed to teach 1890's skills to the public. These classes will give hands-on experience in working with metal and are taught by our historic interpreters. 

The classes are:

Blacksmith 1 - October 19 & 20
“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 - October 26 & 27
"Blacksmith 2" is for those who have completed Blacksmith I and wants to move their metal working skills to the next level. Those in this class will create even more items using the coal forge and will learn more advanced techniques the will allow you to work with metal. 

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.

 

Family Tinsmithing - November 2 & 3
From cookie cutters to cups to decorations or your home, tin has many varied uses and you'll learn all about them during the Family Tinsmithing Class. Railroad Town's own tinsmith, Loren Miller, will teach this class aimed at young and old alike. You will learn the tools of the trade, learn how tin behaves and how you can create a myriad of items. Families are encouraged to take this class together.

The cost is $95 for two peole and $15 per additional person. One person is $75. Registration closes October 8. For more information call (308) 385-5316. 

 

To register for any of these classes please call (308) 385-5316. 

 

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