In medieval times, blacksmithing was considered part of the set of seven mechanical arts. Today it is often referred to as the king of crafts. The job of a blacksmith is not an easy one. It’s hot, dirty, smoky, and physically demanding.
If you walk into the blacksmith shop at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village and you will see 15-year old Cuinn McDermott hammering and sweating over a glowing hot piece of steel.
“I was part of History’s Kids and we spent some time at the Schiele Museum where I watched a blacksmith at work,” says McDermott. “I took an interest and started helping the blacksmith there.” […]