A costumed historian works the bellows in the Blacksmith Shop

See upcoming dates below

Times: This full-one-day metalwork workshop runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a one-hour break

Cost: $175 for members; $200 for non-members. (includes a $25 materials fee) Pre-registration is REQUIRED. See below.

Meets in the Museum Education Center

Sorry, the spring 2024 Merit Badge Workshops had to be canceled due to unforeseen forge repairs. Stay tuned for new dates!

Have you taken your metal working merit badge but want more forge time? Reinforce your skills and gain more in the next level course? Go past basics as we do a deeper dive into blacksmith work.

Space is limited to 4 Scouts.  All 4 spaces must be filled in order for the program to run.  The program runs 9:00am – 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required. See below for details.

Please note the following before registering:

If you have further questions, please contact [email protected]



$175 for members; $200 for non-members

*Includes a $25 materials fee

About the instructor:

Ethan Choiniere has been working in Old Sturbridge Village’s blacksmith program for 9 years.  He has been a mentor and teacher to many youth and adult smiths during that time.  With a love of teaching hand skills and a passion for forging tools, his goal is to help carry this old-world skill to a future generation of smiths.


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