Blacksmith weekend


Lost Art Of Blacksmithing Lives At Farmers’ Museum

Lost Art Of Blacksmithing Lives At Farmers’ Museum …well, not completely lost, as Lucas Novko, Oneonta, (top photo) a blacksmith/interpreter at The Farmers’ Museum, demonstrates this afternoon during the first day of the Blacksmithing Weekend.  Inset, John Patterson, New Lisbon, describes how the functions of blacksmiths (making useful and decorative tools)  and ferriers (shoeing horses) separated after World War II, when workhorses were phased out, and horseback riding for pleasure moved to the fore.  Listening are David Martin and Melissa…

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