Our visitor center flooded in May, so please follow the signs to the temporary visitor check-in location at the historic Post Office building. Cattle demonstrations take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. only, so come early!

Traditional Blacksmithing Skills I – Workshop

Traditional Blacksmithing Skills I

Geared for beginners with little or no metal-working experience, this skills-oriented blacksmithing class will teach students about fire, shop safety, tools, equipment, and basic forging skills: drawing out, twisting, forge welding, punching and scroll work. Students will finish a few small sample items that they will take home.

Participants must wear cotton or wool clothing (no synthetic materials) and closed-toe shoes. Students also must bring their own eye and ear protection. Costs of materials are included in the cost of class. All blacksmithing classes are a single seven-hour class with a lunch break. You are welcome to bring your lunch or come and go as you please within your seven-hour class period.

Time: 9 a.m. to  4 p.m.

Location: Blacksmith Shop (Meet at the Visitor Center)

Instructors: Caitlen Hill, 1890s Site Lead and Blacksmith

Cost: $150

# of participants: Maximum: 4

Restrictions: Ages 17 and up

Book: Call 281-343-0218 x220 or email education@georgeranch.org