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Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland, Inc. (BGCM) Facebook Email
Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA)

500 South Center St
Westminster, MD 21157

410-386-9150 - voice

Contact 1Guild President
Contact Person
410-386-9150 - voice
PurposeTo provide education and support for blacksmithing in the central Maryland area.
ServiceProvides educational services and seminars to individuals or the general public interested in blacksmithing or ironware. BGCM has established a blacksmithing school which offers weekend classes in beginning blacksmithing as well as advanced techniques; classes are offered in conjunction with the Carroll County Farm Museum. The teaching facility has eight forges. The guild publishes a bi-monthly newsletter listing activities and events. Monthly meetings include demonstrations of different blacksmithing techniques from beginner to advanced. Maintains a large collection of books related to blacksmithing which may be checked out by members. Meetings are usually on a Sunday at the Blacksmith's Shop on the grounds of the Carroll County Farm Museum (depending upon the Farm Museum's scheduled events). Meeting dates and times can be verified by calling the hotline, 410-386-9150. Classes and meeting dates may also be confirmed by checking the Internet site or the Facebook page.
EligibilityOpen to anyone interested in blacksmithing.
FeesYearly dues: $40 for individual and $45 for family
SubjectsArts And Crafts, History, Professional Organizations, Speakers' Bureau, Volunteers - Provided
Last Updated14 November 2023