The Museum of the Albemarle will open its latest small exhibit, Wheelwrights, Wagon Wranglers, and Wielders, on January 22, 2021. This exhibit looks at the enduring yet versatile trade of blacksmithing in the Albemarle region of North Carolina. Visitors can view a wide assortment of both tools and hand-forged implements and hardware. The collection of artifacts found on display exemplifies the industrious skill that made blacksmiths some of the most revered and highly sought-after artisans of their day. Learn how blacksmithing evolved to encompass the work of other industrial trades and adapted to the challenges of our modern society in the twenty-first century.