Zak Robinson, Nick Robinson, Kalle Jevne and Brian Bargholz will be offering the public demonstrations. (Chevi Rabbit/Blackpress Media)

Zak Robinson, Nick Robinson, Kalle Jevne and Brian Bargholz will be offering the public demonstrations. (Chevi Rabbit/Blackpress Media)

Tradtional blacksmithing demos at Lacombe Days

See live blacksmithing demonstrations until 4:30 p.m. today

Lacombe Days offers guests a unique experience on the traditional aspect of Blacksmithing at the Lacombe Blacksmith Museum. Guests learn about the rich history of the Lacombe blacksmith community.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, guests have the opportunity to see blacksmithing demonstrations at the Blacksmith Shop Museum at 5020 49 St, Lacombe.

“At the shop will be doing demonstrations and tours to the public of what blacksmithing would have looked like in the 1940s,” said Zak Robinson, blacksmith demonstrator.

They are doing live demonstrations of the traditional methods used by blacksmiths. There will also be many guest demonstrations on the different techniques.

“We’re just giving the citizens of Lacombe and visitors of Lacombe a taste of what blacksmithing would have looked like in the past,” said Robinson.

The Lacombe Blacksmith shop was the fourth blacksmith shop built in Lacombe by A.F. Weddle. This shop is the oldest blacksmith shop operating on its original land in Alberta. It was built in 1902.

Tours and demonstrations will be held until the start of September.

“We are helping visitors learn a bit about Lacombe, its history and Blacksmithing as whole,” said Robinson.

Lacombe Days are from July 23 to July 25, and feature fun activities for the family to enjoy.

For more information visit www.lacombedays.ca.

For more information on the Lacombe Blacksmith Museum, check out www.lacombemuseum.com.

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