Blacksmithing In St. Lawrence Co Event Saturday


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The local blacksmith could make most anything out of metal that your mind could imagine. And the blacksmith’s shop was certainly a warm place to be, even on the coldest winter day!

Find out how the hard work of bending metal to your will is accomplished at Blacksmith; the Second Saturday Children’s Program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 E. Main St., Canton on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. This is another in the SLCHA’s series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10.

Children will get to talk to a real blacksmith and find out how he does his work, as well as make a craft to take home. The Second Saturday Program begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Parents, grandparents, other caregivers and their kids are welcome to attend this free program. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

The SLCHA Gift Shop has books like The American Boys Handy Book, The American Girls Handy Book, and The Field and Forest Handy Book, as well as old-timey games like jacks, marbles, and wooden tops. Visit the Gift Shop and prove to the kids that you don’t need to have electricity to have fun! SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Gift Shop.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m., Friday noon to 8 p.m. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public. The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St. Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail info@slcha.org. Exhibits and programs are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Visit the SLCHA’s website, www.slcha.org, for more information on St. Lawrence County history.

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  1. Charles Thomas

    My 3x great-grandfather Charles H Thomas was a blacksmith in Canton, NY from about 1860 until his death in 1873. I’m wondering where I might look to find photos of Blacksmith shops from this era? Hoping to get lucky and find one with his shop featured. If you have any tips, please email me directly. Thanks!

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