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November 17, 2019 | Exhibition & Talk | Shards of History Norwalk Pottery Display

posted Oct 25, 2019, 8:16 AM by Margaret McIntire   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 9:15 AM ]

A spittoon, beer bottle and milk pan are part of a unique collection of Norwalk Pottery items featured in the exhibition “Shards of History” at the Darien Historical Society. On Sunday, November 17 from 2 to 4 p.m., Richard Prowse, co-curator of the exhibition will answer questions about the pottery collection. Light refreshments will be served.

The display features several stoneware and redware pieces manufactured in Norwalk during the 1800s, when that city was known throughout the United States for producing top-quality pottery. 

“Glazed pottery items were once as ubiquitous as Tupperware is today,” said Richard Prowse, who with Tracy Goodnow, loaned the pieces to the Museum and co-curated the exhibition.