Jennifer (DePollo) Horn Wins Award

Olive Craig Gallery announces Annual Exhibition awards

Sault farrier Jennifer Horn is the winner of the $300 first place award in Olive Craig Gallery’s Annual Exhibition. Horn is the owner of Daisy Hill Forge on South Riverside Drive; in addition to forging horseshoes she forges objects of wrought iron, including the beautiful glass topped table that won the award.

Jennifer Horn’s hand forged table
Jennifer Horn taught the students how to build an end table with round pass-throughs, wraps, square corners, forge welds, and other traditional metalworking techniques.

Jennifer Horn recently taught a class at Tunnel Mill Blacksmith Shop in Spring Valley, Minnesota where 10 students each learned to build their own tables. The weekend of June 22nd she will give a demonstration on forging the components of a hand forged table lamp. Elements of the lamp include Dogwood flowers and leaves and artistic scrolls. The demonstration will take place for the Shenandoah Valley Blacksmith Guild at Bill Fox’s Blacksmith Shop located at 4263 East Side Highway, Grottoes, Virginia 24441 

Shenandoah Valley Blacksmith Guild demonstration featuring Jennifer Horn – June 22, 2019If you are near Grottoes, VA stop in and see Jennifer!

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Appalachian Forest Discovery Center Museum

This Post is to let you know that the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center Museum has a new exhibit with a nice little section on the DePollo Store.

It’s located right as you enter the door of the museum. Sarah , the lady who put the exhibit together, borrowed a few artifacts from the Purple Fiddle. We provided her with a brief write-up on the history of the family journey from Italy to Appalachia.

If any of you are able to visit Elkins, WV anytime from now until October (Thursdays thru Sundays) drop-in to the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center museum where the exhibit is on display.

The Appalachian Forest Discovery Center is open to the public Thursday through Sunday, 9:30 am to 5 pm, from May through October, or by appointment. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Contact them at or call 304-637-6182.

The museum is located on the first floor of the Darden Mill, #2 Railroad Ave., Elkins, West Virginia 26241 one block south of the Elkins Depot in downtown Elkins, at the intersection of Railroad Ave and First Street. The GPS coordinates are: 38.9233465 and -79.8532057.

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Broken Link Fixed

It was just reported that there was a broken link to the “Click Here” button on the home page of

The link had been set during the initial write-up of the home page and pointed to a ‘preview’ page. That link has been repaired.

We were trying to help Janice DePollo Lantz get an approximation of how many would attend the 2019 Reunion.

Alternately you may Click here to reply to the inquiry.

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