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Become a Member

EAIA Members group photo

As great as the above reasons are, the greatest benefit you will gain from joining EAIA are the lifelong friends you will make, friends who enthusiastically share your interests!

Since 1933, an EAIA membership has provided a sense of community for those of us interested in the tools and trades that built America. You know that feeling when you meet someone that shares your interests? How you perk up when they know exactly what a goosewing hewing axe is, or how the intricate parts of a loom work together to weave cloth?  Or how about when you got that chance to work at a forge at a historic site enjoying the sense of accomplishment, the smell of the forge and the ring of the anvil?

Benefits of Membership

Membership also brings you

Shavings: Our four-color bi-monthly E-newsletter that lets you keep up with the organization’s events and progress, as well as member projects and acquisitions.

The Chronicle: EAIA’s four-color quarterly journal brings you in-depth studies on tools and trades. From 18th-century baskets to Baltimore blacksmiths, from hand-planes to hand sewing, the articles in The Chronicle will impress you with their range.

Annual Meetings: Each year, EAIA holds an annual meeting at a site of interest. Past locations have included Williamsburg, Va.; Old Sturbridge Village, Mass.; Shakertown, Ky.; and Pittsburgh, Pa. Attendees receive discounts on hotels and other perks, including tailgating, behind-the-scenes tours not offered to the general public, and hear talks and see demonstrations by the top craftspeople in their fields.

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On tour at the Starrett factory in Athol, MA
A tour of the Lowell MA canals
Members visit the site of Maine's First Ship in Bath ME

Request a Membership Directory

Membership Directories are only available to EAIA members in good standing. Once your membership has been confirmed, a PDF directory will be sent to you via email.

Sorry, printed directories are not currently available.

Thanks for your request!

Membership Directory Owner's Manual- a helpful guide to using the electronic version may be found here: Annual Directory Directions 
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