Wednesday, September 4, 2013

At the New Haven Museum: Pottery and its American story

NEW HAVEN - At the New Haven Museum’s next 150th Anniversary lecture at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 you can find out how a simple clay pot holds the power to tell "a story."
In a release, organizers said Guy Wolff, "horticultural craftsman and potter, presents a demonstration and talk entitled 'Traditional Horticultural Pottery in America and England in the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries.'”  
"As Wolff works on the potter’s wheel, he will share insights on traditional American and English horticultural pottery. In celebration of the New Haven Museum’s 150th Anniversary, he has created a special commemorative pot which will be available for purchase."
The lecture is sponsored by Ultimate Services Professional Grounds Management, the release said.
Admission to the lecture is free and it open to the public.
Also in the release: 
"The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. The Museum is currently celebrating 150 years of collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven. Through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach, the Museum brings 375 years of New Haven history to life. For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or"

Also,  don't forget, the museum’s exhibition, “Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square,” offers "an in-depth and often personal view of the neighborhood's 18th-century beginnings, the evolution of industry and the arrival of immigrants, the effect of urban renewal, and the impact of historic preservation. The New Haven Clock Company was a key player in the growth of the Wooster Square neighborhood. The pendulum that powers clocks will be the focus of a special craft1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8  at the Museum as children and families make paintings using pendulums they create. Admission is free. Pre-register at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or The program is best for children older than  5. The museum is also open to the public free of charge that day.

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