Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 10AM to 4PM. Join us online for blacksmithing, traditional food preparation, and artist demonstrations as well as virtual versions of our Feats of Strength anvil lifting and cannonball toss.
Enjoy music from Slim Harrison and Jubilee Voices. Tune in for live, interactive talks with archaeologists to learn about our treasure trove of historic clothing, the African American cemetery, and get updates on our exciting historic preservation and restoration work.
We’ll have lots of interactive activities—including handkerchief doll making; punched tin ornament making; COVID-19 mask making with fabric inspired by historic clothing found in the Forgeman’s House; and basket weaving. Supplies for crafts can be sent to you at home.
Registration for the interactive Maryland Iron Festival will be hosted through Zoom, and registration details are available on catoctinfurnace.org. The event will also stream on our Facebook page and The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. YouTube channel.