Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CANCELLED: Knight Foundry: Hot Metal and Antique Tin at Historic Knight Foundry - Sat Apr 11

CANCELLED: After deep reflection the decision was made today to cancel the Saturday, April 11, Knight Foundry Second Saturday Tour Day.

This decision was based on the latest direction and guidance from the California and Amador County public health departments and government officials regarding gatherings and the potential for substantial spread of the coronavirus.

The hot metal and antique tin demonstrations planned for April Tour Day will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you need additional information, please contact me whenever it's convenient. 
Thank you as always for your support of Knight Foundry. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Best regards,

Elizabeth Rhein for Knight Foundry Alliance
Direct phone/text: 408-887-4032
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Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop and a premier example of Mother Lode history. On Saturday, April 11, two special demonstrations will be going on all day.

Expert docents will be making sand castings and pouring hot metal to create beautiful artifacts reminiscent of days gone by. Outside, docent Gary Barnes will be demonstrating tin-smithing, using tools and techniques that are over 150 years old, and he will be dressed in period costume. As ever, visitors will enjoy a self-guided tour in the Foundry complex, talking with docents and marveling at the magnificent machinery that’s still intact and operating.

Knight Foundry is open from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. on every second Saturday. The next few tour dates are March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, and August 8. Admission (which always includes demonstrations) is $15 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5 and for members of Knight Foundry Alliance. No reservations are necessary. 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685. @knightfoundry,, or 209-560-6160.

Knight Foundry docent Gary Barnes will demonstrate tinsmithing on April 11 at the Foundry. 

Knight Foundry docents Mike Boitano and Steve Davies melt the metal that will soon become beautiful artifacts.

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