The Tom Kennon
At the Heritage homestead
The Tom Kennon Blacksmith Shop
The Blacksmith Shop at the Heritage Homestead is open and fired up each Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until Noon, with local members of the Blacksmith Association of Missouri providing demonstrations of the Blacksmith's craft. Hand Forged Items are for sale and custom work can be commissioned. Bring the Kids for a demonstration they won't forget!
You will find local master craftsmen and women of the Blacksmith Association of Missouri (BAM) forging metal into knives and tools...even dragons and snakes! Stop in for a live demonstration, or learn how to join the Blacksmith Association and work on your own projects.
Hours and Location
Open Saturday 9 am until noon and during special events. Located at 200 Franklin Street, Doniphan, MO 63935 (one block south of the court house)
For more information contact the Current River Heritage Museum
GPS Coordinates for the Blacksmith Shop are: N 36° 36.988 W 090° 49.665
We Hosted Our Fifth Blacksmith's Association of Missouri Statewide Meeting Here on 03/23/2019
THE BLACKSMITH ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI (BAM) HELD THEIR STATEWIDE MARCH BI-MONTHLY MEETING AT OUR SHOP ON MARCH 23, 2019. THE MEETING STARTED AROUND 8:00 A.M. FOR THE EARLY BIRDS ASSEMBLED FOR THE OBLIGATORY COFFEE AND DONUTS SERVED IN THE NEWLY RESTORED PLUNK SCHOOL HOUSE BUILDING NEXT TO THE SHOP. THE 3 DEMONSTRATION BY CHRIS MILLER WAS ON HOW TO FORGE AND FABRICATE A WALL BRACKET WITH SUPPORTING SCROLL ON WHICH TO HANG A HANGING FLOWER BASKET; ALSO A DEMO ON THE FORGING OF A THORN TWIST IN 1/2 INCH SQUARE STOCK.
LUNCH WAS SERVED AT NOON. BIG D'S BAR-BA-QUE CATERED THE LUNCH AS USUAL. THE FORMAL BUSINESS MEETING STARTED AT AROUND 1:00 P.M. FOLLOWING THE BUSINESS MEETING THE THE IRON IN THE HAT AND TRADE ITEM RAFFLES WERE CONDUCTED. PLANS WERE DISCUSSED FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL OZARK CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 2-5, 2019 AT THE STATE FAIR GROUNDS IN SEDALIA, MO.
THE TRADE ITEM WILL BE "SOMETHING RIVETING" (A FORGED ITEM JOINED WITH RIVETS).
Here are some Highlights of Our March 2014 Meeting:
FOR THOSE WHO WONDER WHAT WE DO,
Here is a Sample of What We Forge at the Blacksmith Shop:
Other Blacksmithing Links:
Our Own Steve Eikerman Stars in An Instructional Video Filmed in Our Shop:
WE’VE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THIS DISASTER….
WE ARE MOSTLY RECOVERED FROM OUR FLOOD DISASTER. IN EARLY MAY, 2017. THE CURRENT RIVER VALLEY EXPERIENCED AN HISTORIC FLOOD WHEN THE RIVER CRESTED NEARLY 7 FEET ABOVE THE ALL TIME RECORD.