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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


The Ancient Craft of Blacksmithing


Digging Into the Past

The Ancient Craft of Blacksmithing


 Nora Bourbon

 Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1pm.

Free with Museum Admission

Do you think blacksmiths no longer exist? Think again. This field is experiencing a bit of resurgence as people look for a craft with an artistic component that can provide a usable product for those who are looking for something out of the ordinary and many of today’s blacksmiths work with the tools and techniques utilized for many centuries.

Norah Bourbon has been a “smithy” since 2010 and volunteers at forges in Eastham, Brewster, and Barnstable and at the country Fair Grounds. From the sooty corner of the shop, she will be dusting off, placing her tongs on the anvil and hanging up her forging apron to explain the basic tools and set up of a Smitty’s workspace. Join Norah as she shares her knowledge of the ancient craft of blacksmithing and she will also have some of her unique forged items for sale after the talk

 For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.


  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM