Blacksmith Shop at Rush Ranch Filled with Antique Tools

Solano County has its very own blacksmith shop that is open to the public and filled with antique tools on the third Saturday of every month as part of the Get the Rush at Rush Ranch series

Solano County has its very own blacksmith shop that is open to the public and filled with antique tools. It lies at the heart of Rush Ranch, a 2,000-plus acre natural area and working ranch that is protected forever by Solano Land Trust. The historic blacksmith shop is open this Sat. Nov. 19 and the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or shine, volunteer blacksmiths fire up the forge and teach how blacksmithing was done back in the 1800s and early 1900s, and how it can still be done today. Guests can take part in an interactive demonstration with smithy Virgil Sellers and team. They may even get the opportunity to make their own iron nail or other keepsake!



Weather permitting, volunteers will also offer science discovery labs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids and families are invited to visit these learning stations with engaging science and engineering activities related to Rush Ranch’s tidal marsh.



The blacksmith shop and science discovery labs are part of Get the Rush! – a series of free and fun activities led by volunteers on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch.



Rush Ranch is located at 3521 Grizzly Island Road near Suisun City, about 2 miles south of the Highway 12/Sunset Avenue/Grizzly Island Road intersection. For directions and details, visit solanolandtrust.org. For additional questions, call 707-432-0150.



Rush Ranch is protected forever by Solano Land Trust, in partnership with the Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.



Solano Land Trust protects land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land. For more information about Solano Land Trust, its upcoming events and to make a donation, visit solanolandtrust.org.

 

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