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Rockdale Working Blacksmith Shop & Museum.

This project completed in 2009 is one of several Rockdale Historical Society projects.

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Reliving Rockdale's Past through a Working Blacksmith Museum

The Rockdale Historical Society is combining history with a living museum in the form of a replica blacksmith shop constructed in 2009 by historical society members.




Rockdale Working Blacksmith and Museum completed in 2009.

Using antique board and batten siding, the reconstructed shop is typical of many of the blacksmith shops operated in Rockdale since it's founding in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Tools for the blacksmith shop came from donations by the following Rockdale area families: Frank Dockall, John Timberman, Julius "Bose" Moultry, Charles Stolte and Harrison Lanham.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to see the shop in operation, you have missed a historical treat courtesy of the Rockdale Historical Society.


Great fully restored blacksmith forge.



Restored drill press and array of blacksmith tools



Early day foot operated grinding stone for sharpening axes and other metal tool blades



Interior shot of the reconstructed blacksmith shop



Another interior view of the blacksmith shop











ABOUT THE ROCKDALE I&GN DEPOT MUSEUM

The Rockdale I&GN Depot Museum is located in downtown Rockdale (11 N. MAIN ST.)in the recently restored former International & Great Northern Passenger Train Depot.

Dedicated to the preservation of our railroad and local history, the museum currently houses a collection of railroad and other artifacts relating to the early history of Rockdale and the surrounding areas. In addition to the fully restored passenger depot, the site has on display a Missouri-Pacific dining car, the 36 "Cheyenne Mountain", and a restored Missouri-Pacific (StLB&M) caboose. The site also includes an operating model railroad in O and HO scales, and an operational early-day blacksmith shop. For more information about the depot restoration project, see ROCKDALE I&GN DEPOT


Painting of the Rockdale International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger and Freight Depots and McVoy's Grocery and Feed Store across the street.


CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE DEPOT MUSEUM

MAILING ADDRESS: Rockdale I&GN Depot Museum, PO Box 778, Rockdale, Texas 76567 -USA
PHONE: 512-446-2020




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