The Iron Poor

REGION 3: Hamilton, Halton and Brant 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, ON Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
10 Jun. - 11 Jun. 2023
Free admission. Scratch blocks $25 per tile, cash only, limited quantities available. Proceeds of sales go to CSCIA.
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“The Iron Pour” is a new event at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology in partnership with the Canadian Society for Contemporary Iron Arts (CSCIA). Artists will be on site forging pieces in a live furnace and demonstrating how to use scratch blocks to create works of art from cast iron. Visitors will be able to speak with artists, watch demonstrations, and purchase a scratch block to make their own iron designs on site (limited quantities available). Enjoy free admission to the museum to view the amazing iron work of the 1859 Pumphouse engines, and miniature train rides operated by volunteers from the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers club.

Furnace will be ready to pour iron at 2PM. Train Rides will be running from 11AM to 4PM.

Event Location

The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, also known as the “Steam Museum”, is located on the site of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks complex. This National Historic Site is recognized as a civil and power engineering landmark. Today the museum preserves two massive steam-powered beam engines, which pumped water in Hamilton from 1859 to 1910, as well as a collection of artifacts relating Hamilton’s industrial past. The museum interprets Hamilton’s relationship with water, steam power, and industrialisation.

The museum offers guided tours, public programs, and special events.

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