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Speaker to discuss metalworking from the 1700s to the present
September 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 amFree
The Millersville Area Historical Society will host a PowerPoint presentation on “Metalworking from the 1700s to the Present” during this regular monthly meeting. Philip Biechler, longtime sculptor and metalsmith, will be the speaker.
His talk will cover various metalworking techniques and equipment that were employed in the blacksmithing and gunsmithing trades from the 1700s onward, including the Civil War Era. Biechler also will point out advancements in equipment and techniques that evolved through the years. A question and answer period will conclude the meeting.
Biechler has been a sculptor for over 35 years, specializing in welded kinetic steel sculptures, and has worked as a fabricator at several steel fabrication firms for some 30 years. A founding member of the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and former member of the Pa. Guild of Craftsmen, the Millersville University graduate is the proprietor of Philip Biechler Designs. Born in Lancaster, he and his wife reside in Millersville.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call Phil Gerber at 717.872.8837 before 5 p.m. or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.