Networks are an important element in developing professional connections, education, and communities. This is a directory of networks related to the historic trades.

Connect with Professionals

This page hosts a roster of professional networks related to the historic building trades. Membership-based networks are open to individual, organizational, and/or businesses–some networks will have prerequisite qualifications.

Do you know a network that should be added or a network that is no longer active? Submit an entry! This helps us keep the database an up-to-date and relevant resource. As available, please include the name of the organization, contact information, website and social media, membership type, activities and publications, and trade skills practiced.

The Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths


We are working to change the image of blacksmiths in the 21st century by supporting, promoting, and highlighting historically underrepresented populations and forward-thinking work. When all metalsmiths can work together toward excellence in supportive environments without personal judgments and when professionals and the general public appreciates the value of our work, we will have achieved our goals. We are not an exclusive group setting out to take on these issues alone. This will require a much broader conversation, with smiths from across the country, of all ages, races, genders, and demographics, to engage in this work. Everyone who is passionate about the blacksmithing process should have access and support, and we can build a culture that strives to make that the reality.


Open to individuals, organizations, and businesses.


Three-month online mentorship program, host a thriving online community of likeminded smiths, promote opportunities for our community, and fund scholarships for new and upcoming blacksmiths. We host events, workshops, seminars and projects of various scopes, some for focused groups and others with wide-ranging demographics.

Trade Skills

Blacksmithing and metalsmithing