Monday, January 21, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
I've been commissioned by the Washington Pennsylvania Historical Society to reproduce this scarf for the 2019 Whiskey Rebellion Festival to be held July 11th -14th in Washington, PA. The original belonged to William Curry a Carlisle, PA native born in 1739. He was a noted gunsmith who migrated to Washington Pennsylvania in the late 18th century. It is a rare piece considering the lack of existing examples of scarfs from this early period. It most likely is a remnant of Stroud from a earlier date reused and re-purposed. The scarf terminates on both ends into a simple netting work with miniature Wool Tassles accenting the piece. Many thanks to Clay Kilgore Executive Director of the Washington County Historical Society and Archaeologist Bryan Cunning for making this project happen. Be sure to come and stop by the Lemoyne House and say hello I will be attending with my wares and speaking with the public. For further information about the event please see the following website http://whiskeyrebellionfestival.com/
Copy and photos supplied by James Blake.
Frank House will be the speaker at 4PM on Saturday the 9th. Frank will be discussing "The American Longrifle Culture".
There sill be a drawing for the Josh Wrightsman 25th Anniversary Pistol. You must be present to win.