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People like to take pride in their work.  If they make things with their own hands, they take special pride in what they've created.  Here are places where such work was done -- and in some cases it still is.  
 

Trade/Craft  Illinois-Wyoming

 
  Trade/Crafts AL-IA, IL-WY  

 

 

Illinois
Dixon
John Deere Historic Site
8393 South Main
Dixon IL 61021
Phone 815 652-4551
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.deere.com/en_US/compinfo/history/granddetour.html?sidenavstate=0000000101
Description archaeological site of blacksmith shop where John Deere developed steel plow, site holds shop, home, visitor center, prairie
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Famous People
Building Type Trade/Craft
Industry /Profession Farming
New or Updated: 05/24/2003

Illinois
Nauvoo
C Webb Blacksmith Shop
Parley Street
Nauvoo IL 62354
Phone
217 453-2498
Web Site www.lds.org/basicbeliefs/placestovisit/1054.html
Description
Type of Resource
Historic Place
Primary Focus Building
Building Type Trade/Craft
Group Identity Latter Day Saints
 

  Nauvoo

  Scovil Bakery

  Main & Young

  Nauvoo  IL   62354    

  Phone  217 453-6418

  Web Site http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1856-1-1-1,00.html

  Description  bakery restored to 1840s, offers free gingerbread cookie samples

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Building Type  Trade/Craft

  Group Identity  Latter Day Saints

  Era  1840

  New or Updated:  8/31/2007


Beyond the Newsstand

 

 

    Massachusetts
 
Haverhill
 
Buttonwoods Museum
 
240 Water Street
 
Haverhill  MA  01830   
 
Phone        98 374-4626
 
Web Site  http://www.haverhillhistory.org/Home%20Page.htm
 
Alt Web  http://www.haverhilltourism.com/history.html
 
Description  3 historic buildings, including shop & 2 houses, local archaeological collection
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Trade/Craft
 
Collection A-F  Furniture
 
Collection N-Z  Shoes
 
Owner/Operator:  Haverhill Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  10/29/2003
  ME
  Dover Foxcroft
  Blacksmith Shop Museum
 
98 Dawes Road
  Dover Foxcroft  ME  04426 
 
Phone  207 564-7137
  Web Site  http://www.mainemuseums.org/htm/196.htm
  E-mail  mailto:jmannis@midmaine.com
 
Alt Web  http://www.maineguide.com/region/katahdin/information/attractions_katahdin.s
  Description  features original equipment including an ox lifter
  Type of Resource  Historic Place
  Primary Focus  Industrial
  Building Type  Trade/Craft
  Collection N-Z       Tools
  Era  1863
  Owner/Operator:  Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society
  New or Updated:  07/25/2003
  Michigan

  Beaver Island

  Old Mormon Print Shop Museum

  Box 263

  Beaver Island  MI

  Phone  616 448-2254

  Web Site http://www.beaverisland.net/History/Museums/index.htm

  Description  local museum first built as a print shop by followers of King James

                    Jesse Strang

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Trade/Craft

  Group Identity  LDS

  Era  1850

  Owner/Operator:  Beaver Island Historic Society

  New or Updated:  7/14/2007

Detroit
Pewabic Pottery
10125 East Jefferson
Detroit MI 48214
Phone
313 822-0854
Web Site
Alt Web
http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/pewabic.html
Description art pottery founded in 1903, collection of past & present works
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Arts
Building Type Trade/Craft
Collection A-F Ceramics
Era 1903

  NY

  Cooperstown

  Smithy-Pioneer Gallery

  55 Pioneer Street

  Cooperstown   NY13326    

  Phone   607 547-8671

  Web Site  http://www.smithypioneer.com/

  E-mail  mailto:info@smithypioneer.com

  Description  blacksmith shop with original forges and tools now holds art galleries and

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Building Type   Trade/Craft

  Collection N-Z  Pottery

  Era  1786

  New or Updated:  9/16/2004

  SD

  Gettysburg

  Dakota Sunset Museum

  205 W Commercial Ave

  Gettysburg SD  57442    

  Phone   605 765-9480

  Web Site  http://www.venturecomm.net/~dakotasunset/

  E-mail  dakotasunset@sbtc.net

  Alt Web  http://www.sdhistory.org/soc/Hist_Orgs/gettysburg.htm

  Description  40 ton Medicine Rock, period rooms

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Building Type   Trade/Craft (Blacksmith)
  Group Identity   Native American

  New or Updated:        10/9/2005

  VA

  Strasburg

  Strasburg Museum

  440 East King Street

  Strasburg VA   22657    

  Phone   540 465-3175

  Web Site  http://csonner.net/museum.htm

  Alt Web  http://freenet.vcu.edu/tourism/histrich/valley.html

  Description  located in original steam pottery building

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Trade/Craft

  Collection N-Z  Pottery

  Era  1890

  New or Updated:  7/14/2004

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