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Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association (IVBA)

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“The Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association's mission is to help people realize their dreams and aspirations of constructive and creative metalworking through participation in our many blacksmith demonstrations, education and training programs, and by capitalizing on and sharing in the vast and varied experiences of our membership… “

The Sugar Grove Forge is open the third Saturday of every month.  Members of the IVBA demonstrate at Sugar Grove Nature Center special events throughout the year.  For more information or to get in touch with IVBA members, visit www.illinoisblacksmith.org.