DCP to Offer Blacksmithing Classes

Darke County Parks would like to invite anyone interested in learning basic blacksmithing skills to join the beginners class on January 21st from 1pm to 4pm. Students will learn about the different tools used in the trade as well as the parts of the anvil. They will also learn about the background of the blacksmith and his role in history. Those wishing to advance in the blacksmith trade may continue to attend classes on one Saturday a month. A $25 materials fee will be charged to cover the cost of supplies for four classes.

For insurance purposes, participants must sign up as a volunteer before beginning the class. Space is limited, but depending interest levels, other beginner classes may be offered. For more information about the classes or to register, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 or email info@darkecountyparks.org

Photo Caption: Galen Delk, DCP volunteer, master blacksmith, and class instructor, tends the forge at Prairie Days at Shawnee Prairie.