ANNOUNCEMENTS - 6-13-2015- Docents Wanted: Do you like to talk to visitors? Do you want to tell your friends all about the time you spend at your own personal lighthouse? If so the KCHS needs you to become a docent at our lighthouse this summer. These are volunteer, part time positions designed to meet your busy schedule. Training and materials are provided. Please contact Ginny Schubert at 906-289-4607 for additional information.
6-13-2015 Two of our speakers for our Adventures in History series, Bill Rose and Erika Vye of MTU, are offering 4 different one day tours in a series called “Keweenaw Rocks: Exploring History By Land And Water.” See their website http://www.geo.mtu.edu/KeweenawGeoheritage/KeweenawGeoheritage/Geotours.html for details or click here for a printable flyer.
6-5-2015 - The Adventures In History program, Historic Roads - Brockway Mountain Drive and Lakeshore Drive, scheduled for July 14, is full. It was listed as having limited enrollment and we’ve reached the limit. We will refund all enrollment fees we’ve received for registrations after the limit was reached. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
5-20-2015 - The Adventures In History brochure that was mailed with the recent Superior Signal had the wrong date for the Neil Woodward concert. The concert will be held on September 16, not August 16. The website has the correct date.
5-18-2015-Due to work on the roof of the Life-Saving Museum at Eagle Harbor the museum is closed until furthur notice. It may take 1-2 months to complete the work. The revised opening date will be posted on the website and on Facebook when available.
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Donated to the Society in 1998 by the grandsons of blacksmith Amos Bammert, the shop was built in the 1880s at the Cliff Mine location and moved to Phoenix in about 1906. Amos, born in 1863, operated the shop until his death in 1940. Blacksmiths were much in demand in the early days of Keweenaw copper mining, as horse-drawn carriages and wagons were the principal means of land transportation until the arrival of the Keweenaw railroad in 1907.
In addition to shoeing horses, blacksmiths could repair and make almost anything made of metal. Amos built buggies, sleighs, and wagon wheels in this shop. Many of the tools of the blacksmith trade, including the forge, were left undisturbed in the building when the business was closed. The Society has restored the building's exterior and interior, exhibiting the shop and equipment as they were at the end of the nineteenth century.
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Hours & Admission - The Bammert Blacksmith Shop at Phoenix is open from mid-May to early October. There is no admission fee for this museum.
Location -The Bammert Blacksmith Shop is located just north of Phoenix, along M26. GPS: N 47 23.558 W 88 16.593, Decimal Degrees: 47.392635, -88.27655
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Related Links - You may wish to explore the following sites for additional information on the Bammert Blacksmith Shop
Wikipedia article about blacksmiths.