Events Calendar

Open Forges at Mt. Vernon’s Pioneer Village blacksmith shop the 2nd Saturday. Bring dish for Pot luck lunch. The Sugar Grove Forge is located at Sugar Grove Nature Center and is open the 3rd Saturday of each month. Lunch is on your own. We are at the Carlinville shop for a work day every Wednesday from about 10:00 to 3:00 any one wanting to fire up a forge is welcome. Steve Knowles shop in Decatur has open forges on the 2nd Saturday of the odd months for those in the Decatur area.

Attention all members that demonstrate at various fairs, festivals or old time reunions – please contact Augie Schimdt at (618) 254-9235.  To add your event to this website, share your submission via the contact us form.

  • Copper Class at Doc's Blacksmith

    June 28, 2019June 30, 2019 
    Tiskilwa, IL 61368, USA

    Instructors: Doc and Tom Schertz.
    Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced instruction available.
    For more information, contact Doc at 815-646-6679.

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  • Copper Class at Lorance Shop

    July 19, 2019July 21, 2019 
    Bellflower, IL 61724, USA

    Instructors: Doc and Tom Schertz.
    Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced instruction available.
    For more information, contact Janet Lorance at 309-475-9012 or Doc at 815-646-6679.

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