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Steel Weekend – Sunday

September 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The National Museum of Industrial History is hosting a special weekend of programming in celebration of Steel Day on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th. An annual celebration in its 12th year, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, SteelDay is dedicated to the structural steel industry and is the field’s largest educational and networking function, with events occurring all over the country. We have an action-packed weekend full of educational and hands-on activities on Saturday and Sunday that are fun for the whole family. Watch iron smelt, learn how to forge metal, or watch a hot riveting demonstration!

11am to 4pm September 26th and September 27th in the museum’s plaza
Watch forging in action as NMIH volunteers and staff utilize a power hammer and demonstrate how glowing hot metal is shaped by hand.

11am and 2pm September 27th in the museum’s plaza
Watch as NMIH volunteers and staff demonstrate the basics of riveting, a process used in the traditional fabrication of steel beams.

Smelting Demonstration
11am to 4pm
  September 27th in the museum’s plaza
Watch as NMIH volunteers and staff build a bloomery furnace, smelt iron, and practice metalworking in this fascinating all-day demonstration.



September 27, 2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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