Have you wanted to start a new hobby? This is your chance by attending a basic blacksmith class taught by local blacksmith Rob Flurry on April 23, 10 am-4 pm. The fee will be $125. Flurry, with more than 40 years of experience, is great with students and very knowledgeable. Participants can reserve their spot with a $25 nonrefundable deposit. Space is limited so call the museum at (409) 880-1750 or write gladyscityinfo@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.

Students will be working from the text The Backyard Blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith by Lorelei Sims, although purchase of the book is not required for the course.

Museum director Troy Gray said, “This is the first class of what the museum hopes to be many future classes relating to the different buildings and the culture of early 1900s.”

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is a replica of the boomtown that grew up around the Spindletop oil fields in the early 1900s.

The entrance fee is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children under 12. Located on US 69 at Jimmy Simmons Blvd., in Beaumont, the museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm.

For more information contact the museum.

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