Historic Trades Opportunity

Working at the Anvil

The Early American Industries Association Eastfield Historic Trades Sampler, is scheduled for Thursday, July 28th through Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Historic Eastfield Village, East Nassau, New York. The program includes making domed wooden boxes, carving fish decoys, blacksmithing iron utensils, tinsmithing, decorative painting, flint knapping, making an atlatl* and black power shooting. Each project is […]

Exploring Kentucky Crafts

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The EAIA 2016 Annual Meeting is going strong this week at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Harrodsburg Kentucky. The village has sold out along with some additional folks staying at local hotels. After 5pm when the museum closes to the public we call it EAIA village as we see members strolling around the village, making […]

EAIA Annual Meeting 2014: Day 3 Fort Pitt & Heinz History Center

Fort Pitt Musuem Musem

Photo Gallery from the EAIA 2014 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh PA Photos by Bill Rainford and Paul Van Pernis

Fireplace and Oven Workshop At Eastfield Village

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I spent the past week out at Eastfield Village for a 5 day workshop on building a traditional fireplace and beehive oven. The class was full of Carpentry and Preservation Carpentry Students from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. We had a great time learning the ins and outs of building a traditional fireplace. […]