Erwin Tschanz, a master hornsmith and journeyman leatherworker, will speak at the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society’s general dinner meeting starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the North Ontario United Methodist Church, 7200 Ontario Center Road, Ontario.
Tschanz assisted in forming a re-enactment unit of the Brigade of the American Revolution for the bicentennial. He started making horn, bone and leather items at that time.
He is a member of the Rochester Woodworkers’ Guild, Finger Lakes Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. His work has been selected for inclusion in the Early American Life Directory of American Craftsmen for the past four years, and is represented in the re-enacting community both in the U.S. and abroad.
Bring a dish to pass and table service for the meeting’s dinner at 6 p.m. The business meeting will be at 7 p.m. and Tschanz’s presentation will start at 7:45 p.m.