This exhibit looks at the enduring yet versatile trade of blacksmithing in the Albemarle region of North Carolina. Visitors can view a wide assortment of both tools and hand-forged implements and hardware. The collection of artifacts found on display exemplifies the industrious skill that made blacksmiths some of the most revered and highly sought-after artisans of their day. Learn how blacksmithing evolved to encompass the work of other industrial trades and adapted to the challenges of our modern society in the twenty-first century.
Wheelwrights, Wagon Wranglers, and Welders: Blacksmithing in the Albemarle remains on view until September 2021.Read More