Rain or shine, the historic blacksmith shop at Rush Ranch will be open this Sataurday March 18, 2017 and the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to take a trip back in time as they walk on the dirt floor, look up at the wooden rafters, and handle antique tools. Volunteer blacksmiths fire up the forge and teach how blacksmithing was done back in the 1800s and early 1900s, and how it can still be done today. Guests can take part in an interactive demonstration with smithy Virgil Sellers and team. They may even get the opportunity to make their own iron nail or other keepsake!
Weather permitting, volunteers will also offer science discovery labs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids and families are invited to visit these learning stations with engaging science and engineering activities related to Rush Ranch’s tidal marsh.
The blacksmith shop and science discovery labs are part of Get the Rush! – A series of free and fun activities led by volunteers on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch.
Rush Ranch is a 2,000-plus acre working ranch and marsh that is protected forever by Solano Land Trust, in partnership with the Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Solano Land Trust protects land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land. For more information about Solano Land Trust, its upcoming events and to make a donation, visit our website.