Saugus Ironworks was the first iron foundry (and commercial bloomery) in this country. Here's some of what they have to say:
"Using charcoal as its fuel, the Saugus blast furnace roared to life in 1646 and smelted locally-mined bog ore and gabbro into cast iron "pig" bars. Gray iron was also poured into molds to make pots, kettles, skillets, firebacks and salt-pans."
We're not coordinating, offering transport, or charging for this -- we're just encouraging you to take this day to make a trip to Saugus -- it's what we'll be doing.
Directions to Saugus Ironworks
They're open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but we think the Iron Pour part of the day will mostly be taking place between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Check with them to be sure!
Instructor: Saugus Ironworks Staff
There is room for as many as come
Dress as for the forge, closed-toe shoes (boots are better!), no synthetic fabrics, etc.
Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.
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Dates and Times:
- not upcoming on our schedule,
- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.
This class is either:
If you're interested in taking Saugus Ironworks Founders Day Iron Pour and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.
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Saugus Ironworks Founders Day Iron Pour