Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blacksmithing Demo at Darnall's Chance

We spent a very, very hot, but enjoyable, Saturday afternoon at the Colonial Picnic at Darnall's Chance.  It was great fun to be set up next to friends like Tom and Dean and see other friends, as well.   The event organizers did a fabulous job in having lots of children's activities, and we really enjoyed the chance to see the house and discover its relationship to the Lees of Westmoreland County.  But, the best thing of all was the chance to connect a young man and his father with their blacksmithing heritage -- they had a great grandfather and other family members who were smiths in Kenya but had never been able to see blacksmithing in person.  That is exactly why we do what we do!

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