“By the hammer and hand all arts do stand”
Visitors to the Blacksmith Museum can view how blacksmiths created objects from iron or steel by forging the metal by using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Blacksmiths produce things like wrought iron gates, grills, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculptures, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils, horseshoes, and weapons.
Blacksmith Museum Highlights include:
- Antique blacksmith tools
- Wide variety of antique products
- Early welding equipment
Elk City Museum Complex
The Elk City Museum Complex allows you to immerse yourself in Oklahoma pioneer history. The Old Town Museum includes a Victorian-era house with displays and artifacts that give a glimpse into the lives of early settlers in Western Oklahoma. The Farm and Ranch Museum celebrates Oklahoma’s agricultural heritage. While you’re at the complex, make sure to visit the Blacksmith Museum to see how blacksmiths create metal objects. The complex is also home to replicas of a schoolhouse, opera house, doctor’s office, and a chapel.
Part of the complex is dedicated to the National Route 66 Museum & the National Transportation Museum. Take a journey through each of the eight states Route 66 passes through – from Illinois all the way to California. “Drive” down Route 66 in a 1955 pink Cadillac and watch a black and white movie at a mock drive-in theater while sitting in a classic Chevy Impala.