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Call Rick Sheets, Journeyman Horner, at 919-321-8349.

2108 Living History Event Schedule

About my Horn Worker Interpretation given at Historic Sites:

“How were horn spoons, horn combs and horn cups made?” “What is a hornbook?” “Why were cow horns used to hold black powder?” “Why did our ancestors decorate their everyday objects with engraving (scrimshaw)?”

I attempt to answer these questions and maybe a few more! I also demonstrate how a Colonial artisan made some of these horn objects.

My demonstration is made in Colonial clothing, but I do not do a first person impression, meaning I do not speak like I am from the 18th Century. I keep things simple and use everyday language. I show how to work in horn and talk about the use of objects made from common cow horn.

I have a good display of horn objects to show the public and school groups and can speak to the use of horn over the past few hundred years.

I call my conversational presentation “The Art and Mystery of Horn Work and Scrimshaw.”

Folks have asked if I will speak to to school and home-school groups. Yes, I will. Call me and we will try to figure out a time and place.

Rick Sheets, Journeyman Horner


Photo by Lappegard Photography.

Flat folk art horn by Rick Sheets

Events and Workshops:

Friday, May 18, 2018
Homeschool Day
Alamance Battleground Historic Site Burlington, NC
Homeschoolers are treated to demonstrations of Colonial Trades and activities.
Link to Alamance Battleground
May 19-20, 2018
“Fight for the Backcountry”:
Battle of Alamance 245th Anniversary Reenactment and Living History Demonstrations
Alamance Battleground Historic Site
Burlington, NC
Link to Alamance Battleground
Saturday, TBD 2018
Colonial Day with Revolutionary War Encampment
Amherst County Museum (Historical Society)
Amherst, Virginia
Colonial artisans, activities and military encampment.
Link to Amherst County Museum
TBD, October, 2018
Revolutionary War Day at McDowell House
McDowell House on Sunday
Morganton, NC
Link to the Historic Burke Foundation Event
TBD, Saturday, October, 2018
 Hart Square Festival
Hickory (Newton), NC
 Link to Hart Square Festival Event