WEST SPRINGFIELD — Listen, sip, and learn about the history of blacksmithing through an educational lecture by master blacksmith John Richard on Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at Storrowton Village Museum.
Every admission includes one drink ticket and a hand-forged bottle opener created by Storrowton’s own blacksmiths. Drink tickets may be redeemed for both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages served at the Sam Adams Beer Garden or Storrowton Tavern by 9:30 p.m. on July 15. Attendees must be age 21 or older to redeem their drink ticket for an alcoholic beverage.
Tickets, available for purchase online at storrowtonvillage.com and in person on the day of the event, cost $20 per person. The event, to be held outside the Greenwich Barn, will incorporate three demonstrations that represent different points in the history of blacksmithing. These exhibitions will cover fundamental skills and techniques present in all levels of blacksmithing, whether creating simple hooks or more complicated projects. Attendees will witness first-hand the artistry of a hammer and anvil.
The lecture and demonstrations will run about 40 minutes, with time for questions after. As the event is outside, attendees are asked to dress accordingly for the weather. If mild precipitation occurs, the event will still take place; however, in the event of extreme weather, the event will be canceled and refunds issued.
The Storrowton Gift Shop, Samuel Adams Beer Garden, and Storrowton Tavern will be open before and after the event to eventgoers as well.