Thursday, 18 August 2016

Hammer - In, Hammer - On!

The volunteers at the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop have invited blacksmiths from around Alberta to join them in a Hammer-In this year during Alberta Open Farm Days August 20 and 21, 2016.

During this special event, spectators can watch blacksmiths showcase their extraordinary talents while they make two benches and help a great cause! One of the benches made during the event will be donated to the community of Fort McMurray and the other will be auctioned during the September Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival with proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross.

Volunteers Karl Beller, Jennifer Kirchner, Henrietta Verwey, and summer student Seth Burnard at the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum. Photo credit: Tildy.

 The idea for the Hammer-in came from a blacksmith volunteer, Henrietta Verwey, as a way to bring together the blacksmithing community in Alberta together to help support a great cause.

The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop volunteers are continually working at engaging the local community as well as the blacksmithing community in Alberta through participatory programs and events. In September, they will be hosting an event called Blacksmith Alley which will feature live demos, including horseshoeing, during the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival.

For more information on the Hammer-In and the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum please visit or contact the Lacombe & District Historical Society at 403.782.3933 or

What: Hammer - In Event
Where: Lacombe Blacksmith Shop, 5020 49 Street, Lacombe AB
When: August 20 and 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE. Donations to the Museum are welcome!

Marie PĂ©ron
Executive Director
Lacombe & District Historical Society

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