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Special Event: Darryl Reeves Master Blacksmith

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Open to the Public

Join us in celebration of Juneteenth at the Public Armoury for talks and demonstrations by Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves, a third-generation metal worker and owner of Andrew's Welding & Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans' Seventh Ward. In addition to his contemporary furniture and decorative art creations, Reeves is the most celebrated architectural blacksmith in the Gulf South. He is especially renowned for his meticulous, historically accurate wrought iron restorations of antique fences, gates, balcony railings, and window grilles in the French Quarter and beyond. Reeves is reviving the traditions of New Orleans' 18th- and 19th-century African American ironworkers by transmitting his vast institutional knowledge and trade skills to a new generation of apprentices through the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild. 

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Special Event: Darryl Reeves Master Blacksmith

Historic Site: Public Armoury

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