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Saturday, October 7th
10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Free and Family-Friendly

Saturday, October 7, 2023

10 AM to 3 PM


Free parking available off of Kentucky Street in WKU parking lots. Follow the Hammer In Parking Signs. For GPS directions, use our street address: 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101


Join us at the Kentucky Museum for a free community event celebrating the metal workers' trade, sanctioned by the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths, including:

  • Forge demonstrations.
  • Tinsmithing demonstrations.
  • Aluminum Pour demonstration and make-your-own pour.
  • Basic Forge Skills Demonstrations.
  • Opportunity to learn about joining metal working associations and getting started in the trade.
  • Learn about the Kentucky Forge Council and become a member.
  • Kentucky Folklife Program Narrative Stage, including our Keynote Speaker
  • Big T's BBQ food truck on site.
Wednesday, October 18th
5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Presentation by Dr. Cynthia Williams Resor, Foundation Professor, College of Education, Eastern Kentucky University. This program will explore the lives of Kentucky women, free and enslaved, as Resor prepares recipes from early nineteenth century cookbooks such as Lettice Bryan’s The Kentucky Housewife. Reviewing how women produced, preserved, and prepared food in pre-industrial kitchens, Resor explores the often-overlooked “women’s work” of the past and present and how teaching it can enhance our understanding of everyday Americans. 

Friday, October 20th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join us to celebrate the artists in this year's ArtWorks Fall Juried Exhibition on Friday, October 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Awards will be announced at 6:30 pm, including Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Merit, Myra Dwyer.

Sponsored by Clark Distributors.

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