Western Maine Blacksmith Association

Sponsored by the
Wilton Historical Society
Wilton, Maine

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Western Maine Blacksmith Association

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Welcome to the Western Maine Blacksmith Association

Founded in 2002, the Western Maine Blacksmith Association is dedicated to preserving, advancing, enriching and encouraging the art of blacksmithing and metal working. The purpose of the Western Maine Blacksmith association is to educate and promote blacksmithing as an art. The association is involved in the exchange of knowledge, both in educating as well as being educated. Anyone with an interest in blacksmithing is invited to become a member.

History:
The association was established in the fall of 2002. It was the idea of Raymond Tilton. Ray was teaching blacksmithing through sessions conducted at the Wilton Historical Society forge room. There was a need to have continuing involvement with blacksmithing after the classes. The first meeting was held in September 2002. The officers were elected in October.

Membership:
The membership is varied and diverse. The membership has several full time blacksmiths as well as many novice and those in between. Their shops vary from fair weather assemblies to well equipped "smithy's". Membership interests range from hand made knives to ornamental hooks to consignment work. Members, both men and women, come from Franklin, Somerset and Oxford counties. The yearly dues include membership in the Wilton Historical Society.

Meetings:
The Association meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Wilton Historical Society building. Most meetings are followed by a show and tell session downstairs in the forge room. Please come join us, all are welcome