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VIP Blacksmith Backstage Pass - July 13th

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEXT AVAILABLE CLASS, contact Jamie Martinez at: info@wmmi.org

About:
The Blacksmith Backstage Pass is an opportunity to see and experience the art of blacksmithing as it was done at the turn of the 20th century.

Demonstrated by an expert from Kilroy's Workshop, you will see the process of starting and maintaining a coal forge, heating metal to a high temperature, and shaping the hot metal with hammer and anvil. The coal fire's size and shape is adjusted according to the job, and the hand-crank blower helps control the temperature. In addition to the hammer and anvil, various tools are used to perform specialized tasks.

Guests will be able to see things "up close", ask detailed questions, and can optionally participate with simple tasks as a Blacksmith's Apprentice. The forge area will be smoky and dirty, so dress appropriately. No open-toed shoes, please. Guests will receive a souvenir provided by Western Museum of Mining & Industry to commemorate their experience.

When:
July 13
9:00am – 11:00am

Where:
Western Museum of Mining & Industry
225 North Gate Blvd. C/S, CO 80921
(I-25, Exit 156)

Price:
$45 / person

Space is limited so call 719-488-0880 to secure your spot.

Earlier Event: July 10
WMMI Farmers' Market
Later Event: July 13
Demo Day