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Learn to be a Blacksmith - Docent Training

Pick up your hammer and tongs and learn the art of blacksmithing at the Stagecoach Inn Museum.  Open to all Museum docents.

A blacksmith shapes iron and steel, sometimes called “the black metals,” by heating the metal in a forge, then smithing or smiting (striking) it with a hammer. (Hence the name, “blacksmith.”)

Gary Standke will be returning to the Museum to conduct blacksmith training for our docents.  Class start time is 9:00 A.M and will go to approximately 3:00 P.M.

Participants will learn basic blacksmithing and receive hands-on training.  After the initial class there will be a follow-up session to practice and learn additional techniques and skills.

Docents who complete the training classes will be expected to actively participate in giving demonstrations at the museum.   Anyone who is interested and is not currently a docent will be required to attend the new docent/volunteer training that is scheduled for October 21 and 28, 2017. 

Participants must be at least 18 years old and will be required to adhere to all safety rules and regulations.  Proper ear and eye protection is mandatory for the classes.  Clothing guidelines and additional safety information will be provided prior to the classes.

The class size is limited to a maximum of 8 participants, so don’t wait too long to sign up if you are interested.  For additional information and to sign up for the class contact Gary Pederson at: