Zah Robinson, Nich Robinson, Kalle Jevne and Brain Bargholz will be offering the public demonstrations during Lacombe Days. (Photo by Chevi Rabbit/Black Press News Services)

Zah Robinson, Nich Robinson, Kalle Jevne and Brain Bargholz will be offering the public demonstrations during Lacombe Days. (Photo by Chevi Rabbit/Black Press News Services)

Traditional Blacksmithing demos at Lacombe Days

Blacksmithing demonstrations to run 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday

Lacombe Days offers guests a unique experience on the traditional aspect of blacksmithing at the Lacombe Blacksmith Museum.

Guests can learn about the rich history of the Lacombe blacksmith community from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, as attendees have the opportunity to see blacksmithing demonstrations at the Blacksmith Shop Museum at 5020 49 St. in Lacombe.

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

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

“Just giving the citizens of Lacombe and visitors of Lacombe a taste of what blacksmithing would have looked like in the past,” he said.

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

“Mainly we are giving people the taste of what the past would look like. We are also giving tours and demonstrations up until the start September. We are helping visitors learn a bit about Lacombe, its history and Blacksmithing as whole.”

From July 23 to July 25, Lacombe Days will feature fun activities for the family to enjoy.

For more information visit www.lacombedays.ca. For more information on Lacombe Blacksmith Museum www.lacombemuseum.com

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