Hammer Time!

Join the Kentucky Museum and the Kentucky Folklife Program for our free second annual


Saturday, October 7th


1444 Kentucky Street

This free community event, on the grounds around the Kentucky Museum, celebrates the metal workers’ trade. Watch blacksmiths and other metal workers as they create both decorative and utilitarian pieces. Learn as presenters share both their knowledge and love of the craft. Drop in for a while or stay for the day. The Museum will also be offering free admission to all exhibits October 7th. Great event for both families and guests of all ages!

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Come see renowned blacksmith Sam Stoner from Outback Forge work with fixed blades and tomahawks. Tinsmith extraordinaire Randy Hulsey will be making tin ware at the Felts Log House next to the Museum. These are just two of the many demonstrators and activities planned for the day. For more information,  a detailed schedule of events, or to sign up for green coal classes– please visit the Hammer In webpage.   

And yes, October 7th  some Museum staff will sing, “Stop, Hammer Time!” over and over  . . . .


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The Kentucky Museum is located in the Kentucky Building on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The Museum houses several changing exhibits. There are a variety of partnerships, services, opportunities, workshops, camps and other outreach provided to the public each year.