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Goldie Field Trip: Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 10:00am
Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop
214 1st St., Haverhill, IA

Join Goldie’s Kids Club for a free guided tour of the Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop. This historic site has numerous historical objects including the tools and inventions created by Matthew Edel. Following the program, guests are welcome to join in an activity and explore the grounds.

About the Historic Site: A skilled blacksmith and inventor, German immigrant Matthew Edel owned this shop from 1883 until his death in 1940. In 1884, Edel was one of 2,100 blacksmiths in Iowa.

Today it's rare to find such a complete and original shop open to visitors, kept just as he left it the day he died. See his tools, inventions, and hear stories about blacksmithing in the age before tractors and automobiles.


Online pre-registration is required.

This program is recommended for children 8-12 years old and current members of Goldie’s Kids Club. Not a member yet? It’s free to sign up. Each child must be accompanied by at least one adult for the duration of the program.

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