Hammer-in event slated at Fort Klock

ST. JOHNSVILLE – The sixth annual hammer-in will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and 8 at Fort Klock, Route 5, in the early 19th century limestone blacksmith shop.

Participants can come for the day or camp overnight, according to a news release.

The activities planned include blacksmithing, music, a barbecue and camping.

Anyone attending who has a forge is invited to bring their forge, the news release said.

Those who want to demonstrate or teach should call Steve Gurzler, event coordinator, at 877-7148. The fort is seeking skilled demonstrators.

There are open fields for camping with space for tents or a picnic lunch. Those who want to set up the evening of June 6 are invited to do so, the release said. Call Gurzler, Fort Klock at 568-7779 or visit www.fortklockrestoration.org.

All funds donated during special events at Fort Klock are used for ongoing restorations, maintenance and educational projects, the release said.