April 10, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site offers a session on tinsmithing April 20

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 10, 2019 – Come to First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20 for Special Session Saturday. The interpretive staff will present “Tapping into the Past,” a tinsmithing skills and demonstration program that is free and first-come, first-served until class space is filled.

Tinsmithing became common in England in the 1630s. By the early 1800s, because the United States could produce the tin themselves, tinsmithing became very popular and common here as well.

Tin-punching is not just a craft of the past. If you love rustic or shabby chic, this program is for you. Participants will take home a homemade trivet.

The First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 S. Main St., St. Charles. For more information about the event, call the site at 636-940-3322.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.