Blacksmith Shop in Essex Company Courtyard, Open House & Demonstration

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Blacksmithing Weekend in the Essex Company Forge
Sponsored by Lawrence History Center
Located at 6 Essex Street, Lawrence, 978-686-9230

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:00am-3:00pm

Step back in time with us for a weekend of blacksmithing in the forge of the former Essex Company, the company that built the City of Lawrence! Richard Wright and Steve Ash, of the Granite State Hammer Alliance, will be demonstrating the craft of traditional blacksmithing methods, forging both iron and mild steel to create items for the Lawrence History Center gift shop and for practical use in our historic courtyard. The forge was first in use in the early 1880's when the Essex Company complex at 6 Essex Street in Lawrence was constructed.