The Blacksmiths are part of the Fort Vancouver Historic Trades Guild. The Trades Guild includes the Blacksmiths, Carpenters, Gardeners and Costume Department. Click to read the latest issue of The Forge and Plane.
In October of 2015 the Friends joined the Trade Guild to help sponsor a two day demonstration with Jay Close, a blacksmith trained at Colonial Williamsburg. The photos show kitchen tools and garden implements typical of 19th century ironware that would have been made at the Site. Photographs courtesy of Tom Dwyer.