Calendar of Events

Virtual Maryland Iron Festival

  • August 22 & 23 at 10 AM

Join us for the Maryland Iron Festival 2020—Digital Edition: Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 10 am to 4 pm.
Join online for blacksmithing, traditional food preparation, and artist demonstrations as well as virtual versions of the 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 their treasure trove of historic clothing, the African American cemetery, and get updates on their exciting historic preservation and restoration work. The event will include lots of interactive activities—including handkerchief doll making; punched tin ornament making; COVID-19 mask making with fabric inspired by the 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, you can sign up here. The event will also stream on their Facebook page and YouTube channel.