Monday, July 23, 2012

** Bruce B. Hancock ** California Painter

Bruce Hancock brought his painting class to Ironstone this past week and created an outstanding painting of Ironstone's Miners Shack. Check out his blog for more images and info on Bruce's art.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Meet & Greet! Doyle Guitar maker Today! till 4

Cigars, Guitars ....

What a weekend we have coming up!  In addition to Bert Kronnick's FREE fishing gear appraisal clinic (see more below!), this Saturday Mike Doyle of Doyle Guitars will be here from 11 - 3 for a meet & greet with his Cigar Box Guitar fans and friends. Come join us and meet Mike and hear how these Cigar Box Guitars & Uke's really sound!  With both electric & acoustic, Mike has a great variety of shapes and sounds. His newest piece is a stunning piece of art and a slide guitar as well!

I think this is my new favorite ... it is the center one in the photo below.  My little camera didn't do it justice, but the craftsmanship on the neck is an art form in itself. This belongs hanging on the wall next to a great old photo and some framed sheet music. 

Above is another image of the Great One...

Check out more images of Mike's great Cigar Box
Guitars below, then come see them for yourself.


 Here is a photo of the Uke corner...
 Finished with those cigars? Time to 
make a little music! Bring the box to Mike and he will craft a one of a kind masterpiece for you!

 Yea! That is an Elvis Uke! Once home to a puzzle, now time to play!

What does this all have to do with fishing reels?  

From 11 am to 3 pm, Bert Kronnick will be conducting a FREE Appraisal Clinic for vintage fishing gear. Bring that old fishing pole that's been sitting out in the garage all these years collecting dust and see if it might be worth moving to the inside closet!  

Bert has a fantastic display of vintage reels and fishing accessories. He would love to show them off and explain anything you don't understand about reels. Bert knows it all!  Come by Saturday and meet the pros... 

Thursday, July 5, 2012


If you love fireworks, you're going to love this Saturday at Ironstone!  The Annual Independence Day Celebration is a family fun day and night.  With bounce houses and jugglers for the kids, climbing rock for the more adventurist, live music on stage, color guard and an angel singing the National Anthem, this is a true celebration of America.  Although Ironstone opens regular time at 10:00 in the morning, gates close at 2:30 to reopen at 4:30 for the big celebration.   Adults $10 / 6 - 12yrs  $5 / 5yrs under FREE.

Live Music starts at 4:30 PM with Chains Required on stage, followed by Whiskey Dawn with Shane Dwight headlining and finishing the evening off.  After Dark be prepared to OHHH & AWHHHH as the most spectacular 30 minute fireworks show in the area lights up the sky! Then more dancing!

Bring along your lawn chairs, blankets & umbrellas (which must be taken down at dusk) for a great family day at Ironstone.  Remember there is no outside food or beverage allowed on property. But don't worry!  There are plenty of food vendors, service organizations & the Ironstone Deli to take care of the hunger.

No advance tickets, first come first serve! Come join us for a brilliant night of fireworks.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Getn' Ready!

Today is Bert Kronnick's first of 5 Free Appraisal Clinics for Vintage Fishing Tackle.  These are a few photos of Bert setting up his display for today. 

Also featured are some of Bert's outstanding antique reels and fishing gear that will be on display here at Ironstone Heritage Museum now through September 23rd. 

Bert's other clinics are scheduled for:

Saturday, July 21
Saturday, August 4
Friday, August 31
Saturday, September 22

Bert will be available to have a look at your items between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM any of the scheduled clinic days above.

If you don't have any old fishing gear for Bert to look at, just come by and meet him!  Bert is quite the story teller..  did you hear about the big fish he caught last month?