Starr Homeplace's Community Days will begin with a bang April 13.
The center's annual "Hammer-in, Banging in the Delta," is slated to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and blacksmiths from around the country will be on-hand displaying their talent as well as teaching interested visitors a chance to give blacksmithing a try.
The event began in 2001 and has become a tradition for "We welcome these Blacksmiths out each year on the second weekend in April," Museum Curator Joe Rolfe said. "We have several that have been coming for years and years."

Also on-hand will be leather crafters, a farrier and an antique tool specialist. Rolfe encourages anyone else that would like to come out and do their craft to do so.

"We just want people to come out and do their creative thing," he said.

The blacksmiths will be making a variety of wares, including a boot rescue hook. Requests are taken and items are available for purchase at a nominal fee.

"These people can make anything from a dinner bell to a bottle opener," Rolfe continued.

Lunch will consist of chicken and sausage gumbo, which will be sold for a small donation, and admission is $5 for adults and children over the age of 12.

Starr Homeplace is located at 5317 La. Hwy. 133 (Mer Rouge/Oak Ridge Rd.; US. Hwy 425) and is nine acres of property with 19 museums, each with a focus on a certain time or subject related to the rural South in the 20th century.

During the spring and early summer the Starr Homeplace is open the second Saturday of every month.