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January 2015 – Message from the Guildmaster

January 29, 2015 by  
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Guildmaster Dick Toone will have the spring pole lathe at the AHEC again this year. Picture shows Dick Toone (left) speaking with Bill Carter on the finer points of turning.

      Time’s a wasting if you have not made reservations to attend the 2015 annual meeting of the Horn Guild in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This meeting on the 6th and 7th of March will feature original horn objects not generally on display and their history. It will feature a presentation/discussion by four of the leading powder horn experts of early horns up to the American Revolution. You will hear firsthand more than 150 years of collective experience from Roland Cadle, Art DeCamp, Dr. Jay Hopkins, Wallace Gussler, and see some of their “good stuff.”

You will witness for the first time a more historically correct promotion and acknowledgement ceremony of advancement to Journeyman and the exclusive Master Horner status. All existing Master and Journeyman are encouraged to come and receive recognition due this special Friday morning ceremony.

More original horn work will be shown this year than ever before so you want to contact Art DeCamp as soon as possible for a display table of your own; and, a remember the Banquet always sells out. If there was a time to take the plunge and join the Honourable Company of Horners or renew your membership it is now for this March 6th and 7th historic meeting.
Go Here to see details of the meeting and to download the registration form.

There has been a small development in the status of motels. The Best Western is being renovated. All reservations made to date should be fine. You may call to verify your reservation if you want at (717) 243-6200.

There are two alternate area motels that will give HCH members a discount. Making reservations soon is prudent. Ask for the Horn Guild discount.
(a) Hampton Inn, 1164 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 240-0200 . rate: $99.00 per night + tax. (Suites are available for more.)
(b) Days Inn, 101 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013, phone number (717) 258-4147 , rate: $62.00 per night + tax.

See you at the AHEC!,
Dick Toone Guildmaster

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