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Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop (June 2024)

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join us on Friday, June 21st, from 9am to 4pm, at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a one day “Introduction to Blacksmithing”. The workshop takes place inside our historic Blacksmith Shop, a working shop developed within one of the site’s original heritage barns. The workshop gets underway at 9am. You’ll start with a brief presentation by the Blacksmith (fresh coffee provided!) on the process of blacksmithing and the role of the Blacksmith in the community. Once you’ve completed the presentation you will head to the forge where, under the instruction and guidance of the Blacksmith, you will create your own project to take home (project has been pre-selected to optimize learning outcomes).

There will be a one hour break for lunch; please plan to brown bag it (there are also food services available in very close proximity to the museum). Please ensure you’re dressed appropriately – steel-toed boots and non-flammable long sleeves and long pants are required for participation (ie. jeans and a long sleeve cotton shirt). Long hair must be tied back. Eyewear and gloves will be provided.

*Masks recommended, but not required.

If you are feeling unwell and have flu symptoms, please stay home, and we will honour your registration on another date.

This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only.

Absolutely no alcohol or drug use is permitted the day of the workshop. We reserve the right to ask a participant to leave the workshop if alcohol or drug use is suspected.


Cancellation Policy: An administration fee of 20% will be deducted from all refunds.

* If the cancellation is requested a minimum of two weeks prior to the workshop date, a full refund LESS the administration fee will be issued.

* If the cancellation is requested less than two weeks prior to the workshop date no refund will be given.

*Tickets are non-transferable.


June 21
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society
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Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum
471 Poplar Drive
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia B2W 4L2 Canada
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