The Farmers’ Museum has been blessed with talented volunteers that are very generous with their time. In an effort to connect with volunteers and to network with the regional community of Blacksmiths we are having two open shop days at the Fields Shop. The first open shop day was very rewarding. We demonstrated methods used to replicate wrought iron clinched nails as were used in the construction of doors in the 18th and 19th centuries. We also began forgings to make traditional English style spatulas as were used in open hearth cooking. That is fitting as we are coming into Maple Syrup season and the pancakes that accompany hot maple syrup!
If you are a Museum Volunteer, have skills in metalworking, or would like to learn more about those pursuits you are invited to attend our Open Shop day on Feb. 28th. We will be in the shop from 10 until 4pm. There will be a pot luck lunch and hands on demonstrations. For more information please call 607-547-1452. I will return your call.