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PAABA Hotline - Call 724-45-FIRE-1

THURSDAY NIGHTS - FORT ALLEN  - Open Forge, Call Dick Fisher for details! 724-836-3625 See the new addition and take part in the friendly atmosphere. $5 Donation appreciated for fuel.  


July 14-15 DATE CHANGE - WRABA Conference at Burton Century Village, Roy Adams, demonstrator. Check the WRABA web site for details. 


July 21 - Johnstown Road Trip – Make a summer vacation day happen for you! Join PAABA members on a trip to Johnstown to see Cambria Ironworks, the Johnstown Historic Museum exhibit on steel making, a ride on the world’s steepest incline and lunch overlooking the town. Arrive at the Heritage Discovery Center at 10:00 AM, $9.00 Adults, $7.00 Seniors   


Tour the Cambria Ironworks Blacksmith Shop and School, meet Patrick Quinn (106 Iron Street)Drive to the Incline (Lower Address is 206 Johns Street, Johnstown 15901, the upper address is 711 Edgehill Drive, Johnstown 15905) $3.00 one way, $5.00 round trip, $8.00 vehicle and driver.Asiago’s Restaurant for Lunch, Located near upper incline.We will begin our tour at the Discovery Center with a Guide, at 10:00. We will visit the Cambria Ironworks with Patrick Quinn, see the shop and school, enjoy a “ride to the top” on the funicular (incline) and have lunch around 1:00/1:30. Bring a morning snack if you like, but save room for a great lunch at the top! Check their web-site.

August 4 – Steel Welding – Demonstrator Alan Kress, PAABA Picnic, Auction, Library, PAABA Meeting….All for $10.00! There will be tooling available for purchase!



August 10-12 – National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association, Show Hours: 10AM-6PM.

August 25 -Tour of Wilpen Hall and Gardens. Picnic at Chris Holt’s after Tour! See page 5.

Must RSVP! Call John Steel, 412-855-8511.


September  21-23, SOFA, Quad State Roundup



October 27 - Country Fab, Bob Pickens—FREE Event, Robert Burns - Knifemaker and Survival Instructor. Please bring a side dish to compliment the bar-b-que supplied by Country Fab, PAABA Auction … bring an Auction item to support the day too!!!


December TBA –”Smiths-sonian” Open House at Bill Robertson’s



Care to Get Involved?
We are seeking & updating our demonstrators' list.  Would you like to demonstrate at community days in your area?
You will need:
  • A portable forge
  • And your Own Set-up...
(and if you don't have one and are still interested, we can work with you.)
Contact an officer:
John Steel 724-774-6757
Dave Simmons 330-385-1393
Bill Robertson 412-221-2402
Chris Holt 412-741-6171
Check this page frequently as we add more information as it becomes available.  See you soon at a Hammer-In!