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Early American Crafts Series: Blacksmitting

101415 HCSV Blacksmith


Date: 10/14/2015
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM

 Since the discovery that heat could bend metal, useful tools and weapons have been created to serve mankind. In this lively discussion, metalworking will be discussed. Did you know there is more than one kind of blacksmith? Hear about how they would have worked in a rural community. Samples of the smith’s work and several hand tools will be on display. 

Adam Howard is a blacksmith and instructor at Historic Cold Spring Village Folk School. He is also an educator, living history interpreter, museum professional and artisan blacksmith. Adam Howard has spent over forty-years in the history museum field. Adam was the creator and director of the Grafton Forge in Grafton, Vermont. Most recently, Adam served as resident blacksmith and program director at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne, New York. His varied background includes both work and study at the Peters Valley Craft School, Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, National Park Service, and the National Canal Museum.

Library: Lower Cape Library
Location: Public Meeting Room
Presenter: Historic Cold Spring Village - Adam Howard

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