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Interactive Blacksmithing Demo at CBMM March 4

CBMM_BlacksmithDemo_March4(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 17, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is partnering with Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Conn. to offer an interactive four-day blacksmithing program. Working with CBMM boatyard staff, Mystic’s blacksmiths are offering the public an Interactive Blacksmithing Demonstration on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The one-day program includes learning about forges and tools used in forging metal and the opportunity to participate in making a wall hook. Cost for the program is $15 for CBMM members and $25 for non-members; pre-registration is needed at

During the remainder of their visit to CBMM, Mystic’s blacksmith’s will work with CBMM Boatyard staff on the techniques necessary in drawing out material to make forged items, with a strong focus on tool-making and repair.

Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport gathers and preserves the artifacts of America’s seafaring past, with a mission to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience. More information is at

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. More information is at




CBMM Shipwright Educator Matt Engel, left, works with a Rising Tide student practicing forging at CBMM’s boatshop in St. Michaels, Md. On Saturday, March 4, the public is invited to an interactive blacksmithing demonstration at CBMM with visiting blacksmiths from Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn. Participants will learn about forges and tools used in forging metal, with limited participation and pre-registration at