Hegarty’s Blacksmith Shop
The talented blacksmiths of three generations of the Hegarty family dedicated their skills to the betterment of Tamaqua Area busineses and families. Their shop, established in 1848, remained in continuous use until 1973.
Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Society, shares a compelling account of the activities of the Hegarty family in Tamaqua from a vantage point opposite their former shop. And we get to look inside too.
I have gone to this blacksmith shop during every festival. I learned more from Dale in this video then I ever knew before. Great job Dale!