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History and Mystery of the Potteries of Buffalo, New York, 1835-1896

Stoneware Collectors Group Program – open to all

Come explore Buffalo’s hidden history as revealed by its stoneware pottery treasures.  Peter Jablonski, an avid privy digger and historical researcher, will  uncover the secrets revealed in the collection of David Potter, a lifelong stoneware collector.  Together they will speak about stoneware artifacts unearthed from privies. Who were the master artisans who worked the clay? Who decorated these works of art?  Find out new information not included in William Ketchum’s book Potters & Potteries of New York State. 

About the presenters:

David Potter is a long time collector who’s always looking for different forms an designs. Peter Jablonski is a privy-digger and bottle collector who researches the context and history of his finds.

How to Participate:

Program fee of $12/person or $10/person age 62 and older includes admission to the Museum good for the entire day. Our galleries will stay open until 5:00 PM for program attendees only. (Regular Museum hours 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

Bennington Museum Members: contact programs@benningtonmuseum.org for a $3 discount code!

Save time and purchase your admission in advance!

Image courtesy of Linda Burton