FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 07, 2020

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Arrow Rock State Historic Site presents Colton Kiso and his “Forged in Fire” experience Feb. 22

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, FEB. 7, 2020 – Arrow Rock State Historic Site invites the public to attend a special guest lecture at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. Colton Kiso is a native of Saline County who has been blacksmithing since he was 10 years old. During special events, Kiso can be found at the John P. Site’s Gun Shop in Arrow Rock working on the forge. Kiso recently appeared on the History Channel series “Forged in Fire” and made it to the final round of the four-person competition, finishing in second place.

 “I might not have won ‘Forged in Fire,’ but I learned so much as a bladesmith, and I have grown as a person doing this competition,” said Kiso.

Kiso will give a free presentation at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site visitor center.  He will talk about his experience on “Forged in Fire” and blacksmithing.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located north of Interstate 70 and west of Columbia at 39521 Visitor Center Drive in Arrow Rock. For more information about the event, call the site office at 660-837-3330.

For more information on Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at https://mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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