Learn the basics of Blacksmithing as you work in small groups shoulder to shoulder with Old World Wisconsin Smiths.
In the warmth of the historic forge you will learn how to heat and work steel, and work on projects to take home as a demonstration of your newfound skill. A great opportunity to make gifts that come with a once in a lifetime story! No experience needed. This is an introductory level class. Projects include different hook styles, and a triangle “dinner bell.
These popular apprenticeships sell out quickly!
Required Clothing: Appropriate work wear (long sleeves, long pants and hard shoes or boots) and protective eye-wear.
Prerequisite: Must be 16 years of age
Lunch: Participant should bring a sack lunch
Location: Enter at the Main Entrance and park in the main lot. This apprentice will be held in our historic 1880s Blacksmith Shop. Staff will greet you at the entrance to direct you to the shop.
Weather: This apprenticeship will be held inside our historic Blacksmith Shop. It will be held rain or shine.
Access: If you have any access considerations, please contact us so that we can ensure reasonable accommodation.
All apprenticeships require a minimum number of participants to occur. If your apprenticeship does not meet the minimum capacity you will be contacted prior to the date and issued a refund. Registration will close at 5 pm on the Monday before the apprenticeship, or when the apprenticeship reaches capacity. Registration is non-refundable unless the apprenticeship is cancelled by Old World Wisconsin.
Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, WI 53119-9503
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Trams are equipped to transport visitors using wheelchairs during regular museum operating hours. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6301.