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

2107 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 19, 2017
Homeschool Day
Alamance Battleground Historic Site Burlington, NC
Homeschoolers are treated to demonstrations of Colonial Trades and activities.
Link to Alamance Battleground
Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st, 2017
“Fight for the Backcountry”:
Battle of Alamance 245th Anniversary Reenactment and Living History Demonstrations
Alamance Battleground Historic Site
Burlington, NC
Link to Alamance Battleground
May 27-28, 2017
Memorial Day Remembrance: The American Soldier Through the Ages
Bennett Place Historic Site
Durham, NC
Link to Bennett Place Historic Site
Saturday, June 10, 2107
Batteau Day at Rucker’s Landing
Riveredge Park, Amherst County, Virginia
Link to Batteau Day at Rucker’s Landing
 July 4th, 2017
 Independence Day Celebration
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Lynchburg, VA
 Link to Poplar Forest
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Colonial Day with Revolutionary War Encampment
Amherst County Museum (Historical Society)
Amherst, Virginia
Colonial artisans, activities and military encampment.
Link to Amherst County Museum
October 1, 2017
Revolutionary War Day at McDowell House
McDowell House on Sunday
Morganton, NC
Link to the Historic Burke Foundation Event
 Saturday, October 28, 2017
 Hart Square Festival
Hickory (Newton), NC
 Link to Hart Square Festival Event
November 2, 2017
Colonial School Day
AVOCA Museum
Altavista, VA
November 11-12, 2017
Plantation Days
Middleton Place
Charleston, SC
Link to Middleton Place website
Date to be announced. December, 2017
A Bethabara Christmas
Sat 10 AM · Winston-Salem, NC
Link to Bethabara Historic Park