Program features stories about Chittenango Landing
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Historical Society presents Mike Allen, resident blacksmith from the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
The society is located at the former St. James Episcopal Church, 6 North St. The event is free.
In celebration of the Erie Canal bicentennial and to highlight the museum, Allen will talk about the history of this place, its rediscovery and restoration. He began blacksmithing at the museum around 1995 as a volunteer.
Allen initially learned some simple techniques from a blacksmith who did occasional demonstrations at Chittenango Landing in the early days. He continued to do his own research and joined New York State Designer Blacksmiths. He gained a handful on knowledge from other experienced blacksmiths.
Allen has also taken a role as historical interpreter of the canal, dry docks, and blacksmith history.
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