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This map shows the satellite groups of the IBA. Click on a number for more information.

Click on the number to learn more about each Satellite.

 

Northern:

6. St. Joe Valley Forgers (St. Joseph County)

Meetings of the St. Joe Valley Forgers are held on the fourth Saturday of the month starting at 9 a.m. at the residence of Bill Conyers in South Bend. For more information contact John Latowski at (574) 344-1730 or Bill Conyers at (574) 277-8729.

1. Sutton-Terock Memorial Blacksmith Shop (Fulton County)

Meetings of the Sutton-Terock Memorial Blacksmith Shop are held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 9 a.m. at the Fulton County Historical Society Museum. The museum is located four miles north of Rochester on US 31. For information, call Fred Oden, Forgemaster & Treasurer, at (574) 223-3508, or Dennis Todd, Secretary & Reporter at (574) 542-4886.

Western:

7. Rocky Forge Blacksmith Guild (Tippecanoe County)

Meetings of the Rocky Forge Blacksmith Guild are held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 9 a.m. Meetings are held at the home of Ted and Carol Stout, approximately 8 miles south of Lafayette. For more information contact Ted Stout at (765) 572-2467. The Rocky Forge Blacksmith Guild has their own web page: www.rockyforge.org

14. Covered Bridge Blacksmith Guild (Parke County)

Meetings of the Covered Bridge Blacksmith Guild are held on the first Saturday of the month at the Parke County 4-H Fairgrounds in Rockville, IN. For more information contact John Bennett at (812) 877-7274 or by e-mail at johnbennett1959 atsign gmail.com.

3. Wabash Valley Blacksmith Shop (Vigo County)

Meetings of the Wabash Valley Blacksmith Shop are held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 9 a.m. Meetings are held at the blacksmith shop in Fowler Park, approximately 7 miles south of Terre Haute. For detailed information contact Max Hoopengarner at (812) 249-8303 or Rick Helton at (812) 894-3172.

Central:

12. "Doc" Ramseyer Forge (Tipton County)

Meetings of the "Doc" Ramseyer Forge are held on the third Sunday of each month at 2pm. Contact Mike Kelley or Charles Gruel at (765)513-5390 for more information.

10. One Armed Blacksmith Shop (Bartholomew County)

Meetings of the One Armed Blacksmith Shop are held on the first Saturday of each month. Contact Tim Metz at (812)447-2606 for more information.

13. Satellite 13 (Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Marion County)

Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month. For more information please contact Bill Newman (by phone at 317-690-2455 or by email at ruralsmiths1 atsign yahoo.com).

Eastern:

5. Maumee Valley Blacksmiths (Allen County)

The Maumee Valley Blacksmith's meet on the first Saturday of the month at the Maumee Valley Steam Association Grounds in New Haven. For more information, contact Clint Casey at (260) 627-6270.

4. Fall Creek Blacksmith Shop (Henry County)

Meetings of the Fall Creek Blacksmith Shop are held on the fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m., with open forge at 9 a.m. at the residence of John Zile in Middletown. For more information contact John at (765) 533-4153, Larry Singer at (765) 643-5953, or Farrel Wells at (765) 768-6235.

South Central:

2. Jennings County Historical Society Blacksmith Shop (Jennings County)

Meetings of the Jennings County Historical Society Blacksmith Shop are held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 9 a.m. in downtown Vernon. For more information contact Ray Sease at (812) 522-7722.

9. Whitewater Valley Blacksmiths (Franklin County)

Meetings of the Whitewater Valley Blacksmiths are held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 4:00 p.m. They meet at the home of Jimmy Dean. The address is 3104 Seeley Road Cedar Grove, IN 47016. For more info call Keith Hicks at (765)914-6584.

Southern:

8. The Southern Indiana Meteorite Mashers (Orange County)

Forgemaster Billy Merritt (812)338-2876, Treasurer Steve King (812)797-0059, Secretary Shawn Gilley(812)-486- 9113

11. Bumkum Valley Metal Workers (Daviess County)

The Bunkum Valley Metal Workers meet the first Saturday of the month. Forgemaster Doug Neukam (812) 259-4430. Treasurer Steve Stoll (812)486-9668. Secretary Shawn Gilley (812) 486-9113.


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