The Camp 18 Memorial and Museum Blacksmith Shop will be doing our monthly blacksmiths enthusiast get together HOWEVER because of Mother's Day we will be there on Saturday and ALSO Sunday!

Every year we honor our fallen Loggers and their families by having a Memorial Dedication Ceremony which will start at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!

Herman Doty and Jesse Bond will be our lead Blacksmiths this Saturday. This will be between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. or later if we are having too much fun.

An Auction in which proceeds will go to the Camp 18 Memorial and Museum will be held right after the dedication ceremony. On the list of items will be a John Deere tractor with front loader (needs a little brake work), Custom Knife, Rifle, Ax, Quilt, Flower arrangement, Chuckwagon Dinner Bell, Camp 18 Restaurant Gift Certificate, Les Schwab Tire gift certificate, and possibly more. We will also have an operating antique drag saw demonstration after the dedication.

In conjunction and approval of the Camp 18 Loggers Memorial Museum board we are honored to be on our 4th year of Blacksmithing in the living history blacksmith shop building.

We will be lighting the forge after the yearly Loggers Memorial dedication Ceremony and doing a general look over of what needs to be done to improve the shop.

Jesse Bond, one of our Blacksmiths has gives training classes in Tillamook and will possibly be available to take questions and give more information about his classes he offers in Tillamook. Jesse will also be operating, and in charge of the Blacksmith shop on Sunday.

Anyone is welcome to bring their own Forge and anvil setup at anytime. The forge inside of the Camp 18 Blacksmith shop can handle 2 people working out of it at the same time.

We usually have plenty of metal to experiment in the shop. Coal is provided.

If you have any blacksmith items or creations you would like to show off or sell please bring them. Show and tell and conversation is definitely a welcomed part of the days Hammer-In.

The Camp 18 restaurant is available for food if you should get hungry and there are good restroom facilities. Food will also be available at the Memorial Ceremony.

There is no charge but donations to the Camp 18 Loggers Memorial Museum are always welcome.

Our goal is to promote enthusiasm and education in the art and vocation of Blacksmithing and metal work.

Hopefully with the participation of our younger people we will be able to help keep the great vocation

of metal art, metal fabrication and Blacksmithing alive.

We would like to welcome Allina Schmeltzer as the new Camp 18 Memorial and Museum President and Herman Doty as the new Treasurer.

If you should have any questions or wish to add or remove someone from our email list please see the information below and contact Herman Doty at 971-306-1043 or Allina Schmeltzer at 503-956-4631, EMAIL:

Herman Doty also has a business in Rockaway Beach, Oregon with over 25 artists and vendors as well as a traditional blacksmith shop using equipment handed down by his great grandfather. Please see our hours below.

The Ringing Anvil Design blacksmith shop can be viewed live online at

Our thanks go out to the Board members of the Camp 18 Memorial Loggers Memorial and Museum!

Camp 18 Loggers Memorial and Museum is located at 42364 Highway 26, Elsie, Oregon.

The Camp 18 Loggers Memorial and Museum website can be viewed at:


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