The Other Side of the Anvil
October 17 - October 18
@ Stillman Mansion (Galena, IL)
Six forging stations – complete with forge, anvil, vise and tools – will be fired up and skilled regional blacksmiths will provide hands-on instruction for visitors. In addition, there will be traditional broom tying demonstrations. Attendees can visit with members of the Historic Indian Agency House of Portage, WI (this is a museum dedicated to the work and lives of John and Juliette Kinzie, an Indian agent and his wife who worked with the Ho-Chunk tribe at the site during the 1830s). Food and beverages, live music, and a bake sale will be available. Hosted by Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association. Free. Visit GalenaHistory.org.