The 15th Annual Jake Jackson Museum Hammer-In will feature great instructors, classes and demonstrations.


Mark Aspery will lead a CBA Instructor Training workshop on tongs on Thursday, March 1.


Lucian Avery (of Hardwick, Vermont) will demonstrate traditional Strap Hinges, Butterfly Hinges, and Slide Bolt Latches.


Bladesmithing demonstration by Dennis Tingle (from Jackson, California) and John Emmerling (Gearhart, Oregon).


A demonstration on all types of forged handles by Dennis Dusek and Josh Buhlert (of Placerville, California).


Hammer-In Workshop


Mark Aspery: Kitchen Ware

All levels - BBQ forks, Steak Turners, and Spatulas



$50 per person. Price includes dinner Saturday evening, Early morning coffee, snacks, and side dishes for lunch welcome.

Call Patsy Medin at 530 623- 2742



Saturday night. Donations graciously accepted to benefit the museum and the Weaverville: Thomson Blacksmith Education Fund.



Bring safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, coveralls, hand tools and forging stations for the workshops if you can. Prepare for weather that is unpredictable. Carry chains, and dress for cold /wet weather conditions if needed.



Weaverville is about 1 hour West of Redding on SR299 West. In bad weather with mountain snow, SR 36 and SR3 are not recommended. The museum is in the middle of town at 780 Main Street.


Local Accommodations

49er Gold Country Motel 530-623-4937

Motel Trinity 530-623-2129

Weaverville Hotel 530-623-2222

The Whitmore Inn B&B 530 623-2509

Red Hill Motel 530-623-4331

Victorian Inn 530-623-4432

Sidney Gulch RV Park 530-623-6621

Indian Creek Lodge, Douglas City (on the river 7 miles east of Weaverville) 530-623-6294


Information and RSVP

Bill Bradford 530-623-6598 home/cell

Rod Plew 530-623-3536


Tailgate Sales welcome