Blacksmith Shop
Blacksmith Shop

The new shop sits on the property of the Plum Bayou log cabin, easily accessible to visitors passing by on the trolley

Blacksmith Shop-back door
Blacksmith Shop-back door

Ventilation for the shop was very important! There are large window and door openings on all sides.

Blacksmith Shop- forge
Blacksmith Shop- forge

The forge is the heart of the shop. Constructed by Peter Post of Richmond, VA, it is complete with a period set of leather bellows and tuyere.

Blacksmith Shop
Blacksmith Shop

The new shop sits on the property of the Plum Bayou log cabin, easily accessible to visitors passing by on the trolley

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BLACKSMITH SHOP

Long a goal of the Historic Arkansas Museum, located in downtown Little Rock, this project involved the design and construction of an 1840's period blacksmith shop.  Intensely researched and executed by skilled tradesmen, the structure is open for tourists interested in learning about this vital nineteenth century craft.

From the timber frame, to the use of period-correct hardware, leather bellows, hand-made brick forge and simulated lime wash-- almost everything about the blacksmith shop is true to period.

WHAT

Reconstruction

WHERE

Historic Arkansas Museum,

Little Rock, AR

WHEN

June 2011