In the Collection

Ogle Horn

Donated By

Horn: Mr. Oliver Goldsmith, Book: Grosvenor Merle-Smith


A graceful curved copper and brass horn that once belonged to Samuel Ogle, Proprietary Governor of Colonial Maryland, and inscribed with his name and the date, 1731, is the glowing centerpiece of the Museum’s collection. Its significance to the sport of foxhunting is far-reaching. The Samuel Ogle horn is a tangible symbol through which Museum visitors may connect to Mountain and Muse—the famous Irish progenitors of the modern American Foxhound.

Excerpt from article written by Norman Fine.

For more information, read:

Museum News, January 1996, Vol. 8, No. 9