Horn: The Pioneers' Plastic

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Name: Horn: The Pioneers' Plastic
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM PDT
Event Description:
Scott Morrison is a Journeyman with the Honourable Company of Horners, a nationwide guild of contemporary horn workers and collectors whose mission is dedicated to the research, preservation and education of horn work and its history to its members and the public. He has been involved with horn work since 2007 when he took a class on making a French and Indian War period powder horn. His presentation will be on powder horns and horn objects that were made and used from colonial times to the present. Cow horn is a very versatile material and up until modern times was the “plastic” of the day. Think of common items today that utilize plastic, such as combs, handles for knives and other utensils and spoons. In historical times these items were made with cow horn. He will talk about how cow horn was used to make these items and will have on display several original antique powder horns dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as contemporary powder horns and horn items that have been constructed by himself and other horn workers across the country.
Polk County Museum
560 S Pacific Hwy
Rickreall, OR 97371
Date/Time Information:
April 13th, 2019
Contact Information:
Programs are free to members and children (under 18).

For all others, regular admission applies: Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00.
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