Keystone plays key role in Arts on Fire celebration
La Plume – Local high school students will once again have the opportunity to experience pouring hot molten iron into molds they have created, just as the workers did generations ago at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces.
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The festival begins Friday, June 7 with the Fire at the Furnace fundraiser from 8-11 p.m. to support the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnace Associates. The Friday evening celebration features a night-time iron casting demonstration and music by the local group, The Coal Town Rounders.
Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 feature all-day family activities, including food and beverages, music, children’s activities, black smiting, pottery, glassmaking demonstrations and a community iron pour. Visitors may also take a historic trolley ride to and from the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.
Launched in 2010, The Arts on Fire festival is a celebration of arts, heritage, industry and community held each year at the Iron Furnaces, a former foundry, built in the 1840s which served as a major employer for immigrants settling in the Scranton area.