Join us Friday, September 18, 2015 for Blacksmithing Friday in the Forge (ENHA Trails & Sails Weekends)

This year Lawrence events represent nearly 10% of all Essex National Heritage Area Trails & Sails events!

The Lawrence History Center will be hosting:

Blacksmithing Friday in the Forge
Friday, September 18, 2015, 9:30am—3:30pm
Lawrence History Center
6 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA
Open Door Event

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

Richard Wright and Steve Ash, 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. (Photo by Robert Lussier)

Call for more information and to schedule your school group: 978.686.9230

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

Address & Phone

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.