You can step back into a time when the blacksmith was one of the most important craftsmen in the community. On Saturday, instructor, Tom Metouten, will create an 18th century experience as he reproduces authentic examples of early iron work using traditional methods and technologies from hand blown charcoal fires.
This one-day hands-on workshop at Herkimer Home State Historic Site is for beginners and those who have a minimal amount of experience. The workshop will include an overview of blacksmithing history, tools, technique, and core skills of blacksmithing. Each participant will forge practical and decorative items from hot steel to take home and amaze their family and friends. We provide both tools and safety equipment. Students may bring their own safety glasses and/or apron. Appropriate work wear is required (long sleeves, long pants and hard shoes or boots.) Participants should bring a sack lunch. Water and a snack will be provided.
The fee for this workshop is $ 75.00, and registration and prepayment are required. Space is limited to 10 students. Registrants who cancel less than 7 days prior to the workshop will not receive a refund unless the participant's spot can be filled.
*To register, call Herkimer Home at (315) 823-0398*
Re-Open House at Old Fort Johnson
We will once again open our doors to the public! We are looking forward to seeing Montgomery County Historical Society members, old friends, volunteers, and new visitors. Stop in for a visit! There will be:
â€¢ Baking in our reproduction bread oven
â€¢ Self guided tours of the Old Fort flood recovery program
â€¢ Make your own sundaes courtesy of Stewarts
â€¢ Unique items available in our Gift Shop
Old Fort Johnson is the 1749 home of Sir William Johnson, a prominent New York citizen of the colonial period. The limestone home, fortified during the French and Indian War, reflects Johnsonâ€™s early beginnings in the Mohawk Valley.
Owned and operated by the Montgomery County Historical Society, a private, non-profit organization, the Old Fort houses period rooms with a number of furnishings from the Johnson family, special long and short term exhibits showcasing Montgomery County artifacts, and a rare 18th century privy.
Old Fort Johnson is located on Route 5 at the intersection of Route 67 in the village of Fort Johnson, one mile west of Amsterdam, and just a short distance from Thruway Exit 27. For additional information, call 843-0300 or visit our website at www.oldfortjohnson.org
Family Fun Day- Elks Summerfest-- at the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge on Old Station Road in Nelliston. There will be a Car/Truck Show, music, food, beverages, Bouncy Houses, Dunking Booth, games and prizes for the kids, Horseshoe Tournament for adults and children. DJ Walt Maaser will perform during the day, at 4PM there will be a Roast Beef and Chicken BBQ, and at 7 PM in the lodge will be JL Fog Band. This event is partially under-written by Howard "Moe" Mosher, Jr. Contracting, along with help from our local fire department and our members.
Richfield Springs Pride Days Celebration
The event will be held at Spring Parks in Richfield Springs. If you are looking for Summer fun for your family, this is it! There will also be great food available all weekend.
Today's Event include:
Gillette Show Amusement Rides
Community Yard Sales (sponsored by RS Lioness) - 9AM - 4PM
Sidewalk Sales (sponsored by RS Rotary) - 9AM - 4PM
Parade - 5:00 PM (forming on Elm St.)
Live Entertainment in Spring Park: The Nancy Kenyon Band from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
For more event info call the RSCC @ 315-858-3200 or check out our website: www.richfieldzone.org
* Proceeds to benefit the Richfield Springs Community Center *