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Updated… Calling All Horners! October 11-14, Museum of Appalachia Fall Homecoming

A new history buff in the making admires a Bottiger horn at the 2010 Homecoming.


The HCH is getting ready to set-up and do a little demonstrating at the Museum of Appalachia Fall Homecoming this year. The event will be held at the Museum in Norris, TN from October 11th through the 14th. October 11th will be set aside for students from the local school system to come out and view the demonstrations. This School Day is now firm.


As of now, we are planning to demonstrate as many aspects of horn work as possible to the public over the three days of the event. In the past we have accomplished some prep-work, scraping, smoothing, carving, engraving, and even fitting a couple of plugs…fine work indeed. This year we will add pressing to that list. And who knows maybe some turning.


The plans are to set up under my fly so that we will have more shade that was offered by the corn crib in the past. Other tenting arrangements can be made if anyone has any suggestions. All participants of the delegation of HCH members will need to be “in uniform” for the entire event. Period clothes (18th or 19th Century workman or civilian clothes) will work for this event.


I look forward to attending this event with all who can come down. If you can’t come, you are missing a wonderful opportunity to show off the very best that the HCH has to offer to the public. The staff at the museum are very excited to have us back this year.


We are allowed to sell our makings during the event. If we sell, there is a minor division of proceeds with the Museum. Those proceeds are considered donations to the Museum and are tax deductible (of course consult your income tax preparer).


Please come and support your organization at the Museum of Appalachia Fall Homecoming. Also, please spread this request to other members that any of you may know that would enjoy coming out to support the cause. I (Billy Griner) am the point of contact and organizer for this showing. My email address is


There are lots of diversions right at hand for spouses and family who want to tag along. Bluegrass music, mountain music, demonstrations of old skills and crafts and just the enjoyment of numerous period structures and barnyard animals. There are museums on the property as well.  Please have a look at their website for details, click here.


I am, YMOS
Billy Griner
Publications Chair, HCH

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