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The Bammert Blacksmith Shop Museum is located in Phoenix in Michigan’s Keweenaw County. The museum exhibits blacksmith shop equipment as they were at the end of the nineteenth century. There is an information panel that reads; “Tribute to a Dying Art – No matter where you lived in the late 1800s or early 1900s, chances are you knew the local blacksmith. Before there were care and mass produced machinery parts, blacksmith shops kept communities and mines running. Blacksmiths shoed horses, repaired wagons and plows, made essential items like nails, hinges, and barbed wire, and performed any metal work that needs to be done. One such entrepreneur, Amos Bammert, set up shop near the Cliff Mine in the 1880s and moved to the present location by 1906. Bammert’s son Albert joined his father in the trade at age 13. The Bammerts were also highly skilled woodworkers who built buggies, sleighs and wagon wheels. In 1927, Albert became the blacksmith for Keweenaw County. By 1934 Amos had semi-retired but continued to operate the shop intermittently until his death in 1940 at age 77.”

Hours of Operation: June – Oct 9:00am – 5:00pm

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