Pilgrim Faire celebrates days prior to Machine Age
The medieval blacksmith worked with anvil, tongs and bellows. His shop seemed a magical place. He fashioned iron, the "black" metal, into weapons, armor and shields. He worked at his forge making objects needed to build and shape society: hammers and nails, axes and pokers; even decorative objects.
This set him apart from those who fashioned the "white" metals, silver and gold, into more delicate objects. His workplace, his forge, gave his trade a name.