The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)
is dedicated to perpetuating the noble art of blacksmithing. A blacksmith is one who shapes and forges iron with hammer and anvil. ABANA encourages and facilitates the training of blacksmiths; disseminates information about sources of material and equipment; exposes the art of blacksmithing to the public; serves as a center of information about blacksmithing for the general public, architects, interior designers, and other interested parties.

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2014 Conference Family Day Trips


Special Day Trips on the DelMarVA Penninsula
Leaving from and returning to the Fairgrounds
Aug 14-15, 2014

DAY AT THE BEACH Aug. 14 9am-4pm min 20 max 25 people $46 pp

Join local tour operator, Chesapeake Tours & Promotions, for day trips to legendary sights in the Chesapeake. Spend a DAY AT THE BEACH, in the beach resort town of Ocean City, Maryland. Enjoy a group tour of the Life-Saving Museum and then spend the day just the way you wantÖ..sunbathing on the wide, sandy beach or strolling their famous Boardwalk or enjoying the thrill of an amusement ride!

CRUISE TO SMITH ISLAND Aug. 14 10am-7pm min 35 max 49 people $88 pp

Maybe itís a boat cruise, watermanís history and Bay seafood you want to savor. Then take the CRUISE TO SMITH ISLAND, Marylandís last inhabited island in the Chesapeake Bay. Step back in time, hear English spoken as in the 1600ís, see working Bay waterman and experience their way of life. Island lunch of crab balls, clam strips, ham & side dishes included. Donít forget a slice of Smith Island cake; Marylandís official dessert!

HARRIET TUBMAN/UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOUR Aug. 15 9am-5pm min 20 max 25 people $82pp

Did you know Harriet Tubman was born on Marylandís Eastern Shore? You will be in her backyard, so you wonít want to miss the HARRIET TUBMAN/UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOUR in Dorchester County. Join Priscilla Timken, an experienced HT/UGRR tour guide for this extraordinary tour of Harrietís home territory & stories of the Underground Railroad. Included in the tour is lunch on a Bay barrier island (best crab cake!) & tour of an oyster aquaculture operation. Unique Chesapeake experience!

To BOOK ONLINE Visit the Chesapeake Tours website: Chesapeake Tours Website

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or call/email Chesapeake Tours Repsentatives: Priscilla or Jan with any questions.

Phone: (443)366-2784

Email: info@chesapeaketourplanner.com