Learn to Cast Pewter

MoldeBadgeTuesday, February 16th from 7:00~9:00, the South Dakota Discovery Center is hosting a chance to learn how to make molds from plaster and to cast tokens out of Pewter. All participants will have a chance to make their own pewter “pilgrim” badge. Free and open to the public.

Pewter tokens, badges and buttons have a long history, being a “poor man’s” silver for decoration. Pewter is an alloy that is more than 90% tin. It melts at a low temperature for metal and molds can be made of plaster.

In this class the basics of how to make a mold will be covered. Along with a list of simple tools and ways to get started in the craft for next to nothing. The basic lesson will be repeated every 20~30 minutes.  Every one attending can pour their own token with molten pewter.

There will be limited supplies for those who want to make their own mold. Those who want to make their own molds should plan on arriving by 7:00 or 7:30

Because of the material we are working with minors must be accompanied by a parent. The class will be taught by members of the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA), a living history group open to anyone interested in history.

The Discovery Center is at 805 W. Sioux Ave. If you have questions please contact Dawson Lewis at DawsonL@aol.com or 605-222-9530.