Metalcraft Demonstrations

Town House Corners Campus 125 North Street, Kennebunkport, ME

The Benson Forge is a working recreation of R.P. Benson & Son, Horse Shoeing; one of Kennebunkport’s landmark businesses.  The shop is fitted out with Benson’s original tools, photography, memorabilia and diaries that record the history of Kennebunkport in the early 1900s.  Visitors to the working forge can learn about the art of the farrier’s trade from blacksmith, Nathan Blakemore. 

Local metalsmith, Ann Thompson, will be hosting visitors next door in the Barn with demonstrations of pewter casting and family-friendly "drop in" activities." 

Metalwork will be for sale to benefit the Kennebunkport Historical Society.