Blacksmithing Friday in the Forge, September 15, 2017

Essex Heritage Trails & Sails Weekend -- FREE Open Door Event!
Blacksmithing Friday in the Forge, September 15, 2017
9:30 am - 2:30 pm * Note: earlier end time *

Step back in time with us for a day of blacksmithing at the Lawrence History Center in the Essex Company forge, the company that built the city of Lawrence!

Richard Wright of the Granite State Hammer Alliance will be demonstrating the craft of traditional blacksmithing methods, forging both iron and mild steel to create items for practical use in our historic courtyard. The forge was first in use in the early 1880's when the Essex Company complex at 6 Essex Street in Lawrence was constructed.


Tue–Fri: 9am-4pm
Sat: By appt
Sun-Mon: Closed

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6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.