Celebrating the African American Legacy in Ironmaking
The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices joins the 3rd annual Maryland Iron Festival, commemorating the state as a center for the craft of ironmaking in two full days of activities, including: blacksmithing and casting demonstrations, live iron pour, log hewing, live music, guided hikes in Catoctin Mountain Park, plants and flowers, trails, tours, artist and maker market, children’s activities, bake sale, “feats of strength” challenges, food trucks, plein air artists, and a beer/wine garden.
Jubilee Voices will perform a concert on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Harriet Chapel. The concert will highlight spirituals, work songs, shouts, spoken word, audience participation and more in honor of the African Americans who worked at the iron-making furnace and in the surrounding community. For more information about Iron Festival activities, location and additional performances, see the event website linked below.