Sixth Annual Fort Klock Blacksmiths’ Gathering
June 7th and 8th, 2014
10 AM to 4 PM each day
7214 St. Hwy. 5 St. Johnsville, New York 13452
Come one and all to the sixth annual Fort Klock Blacksmiths’ Gathering and Hammer-in! This weekend event will be held in the 1811 Blacksmith Shop on the grounds of Historic Fort Klock on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of June. Attend for an hour, or make it a weekend. Admission is FREE
The Fort Klock Blacksmith Shop is part of historic Fort Klock, a revolutionary war historic site. The Blacksmith Shop is an early 1800’s stone building still standing on its original location.
Hammer – In activities planned include smithing demonstrations, hands on instruction for beginners, a pot luck lunch each day, camping, oh and lets not forget, smithing! Demonstrator scheduling will be finalized soon
If you've never tried your hand at blacksmithing but always wanted to do so now is your chance!
Smiths wishing to demonstrate or teach please let Steve know ASAP. If you have a portable forge set up there is PLENTY of space for set -up and you’re encouraged and welcome to do so! We will have a demo on Saturday by CarlWest of Prospect Hill Forge on making welded rein box jaw tongs. For those wishing to make a weekend of it, there is plenty of space for camping. Camping is primitive, in the open fields near the smithy. Folks wishing to set up on the evening of Friday the 6th are more than welcome to do so, please inform the event coordinator Steve Gurzler if you intend to do so
The Fort's buildings will be open to the public this weekend for those interested in touring the fortified homestead, dutch tithe barn and outbuildings.
There is no fee however any and all donations to the Fort would be GREATLY appreciated; there is much to be done here at the Fort to maintain the historic smithy and buildings.
Event Coordinator Steve Gurzler
518 877-7148 email@example.com