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Friday, May 20, 2011

George Washington Visits & Pottery on the Square

Saturday, May 21, 2011 

George Washington visited Salem in May & June of 1791 as part of his Southern Tour. Old Salem is commemorating the 220th anniversary of his visit with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and the return of George himself!

Dean Malissa, who portrays George Washington for Mount Vernon, will visit Salem as President Washington on his 1791 Southern Tour. Throughout the day President Washington will offer speeches and interact with visitors.

Featured Activites:
Fire Engine Drills
Making Hoe Cakes with butter & honey (hands-on)
Creating George Washington’s headquarters Flag (hands-on)
18th Century Dancing demonstration & instruction
Puppet Shows The Legend of Betsy Ross, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

Pottery Fair on the Square

Saturday, May 21, 2011 

On Saturday, May 21, nearly 30 North Carolina potters from across the state, from Troy to Tryon, will be selling their pottery at the Old Salem Pottery Fair on Salem Square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The event is being held to support the Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware exhibit at the Frank L. Horton Museum Center in Old Salem. In the event of rain or high winds, the fair will move into the Old Salem Visitor Center concourse.

Our list of participating potters changes almost daily, but here's the most updated information:
Steve Abee, Steve Abee Pottery, Lenoir
Walter Aberson, Aberson Pottery, Concord
Blaine Avery, Avery Pottery & Tileworks, Seagrove
Robin Beckett, Beckett Pottery, Pfafftown
Joyce Branch, Joyful Pots, Waxhaw
Bonnie & Benjamin Burns, Great White Oak Gallery, Seagrove
Jeff Dean, Dean and Martin Pottery, Seagrove
Claude & Elaine Graves, Little Mountain Pottery, Tryon
Dion Haynes, Reedy Creek Clay Works, Lexington
Brenda Hornsby Heindl, Liberty Stoneware, Liberty
Crystal King, Crystal King Pottery, Seagrove
Terry and Anna King, King’s Pottery, Seagrove
Sid Luck, Luck’s Ware, Seagrove
Michael Mahan, From the Ground Up, Robbins
Alex Matisse, East Fork Pottery, Marshall
Kenneth Neilsen, Kenneth Neilsen Pottery/DK Clay Pottery, Sanford
Hal & Eleanor Pugh, New Salem Pottery, Randleman
Patrick Rowe, Patrick Rowe Pottery, Greensboro
Darlene Russell, Russellwood Pottery, Troy
Joseph Sand, Joseph Sand Pottery, Randleman
Eddie Smith, Eddie Smith Porcelain, Carrboro
Leslie Srail, Pottery by Leslie Jamison, Hickory
Karen Stroupe, Rose Hill Pottery, Dallas
Jim & Dottie Talley, Farm House Pottery, Reidsville
Bobbie Thomas, Thomas Pottery, Seagrove
Daniel Triece, Dirtworks Pottery Co., Seagrove
Doc Welty, Leicester Valley Clay, Leicester
Amy Williams, Fork Creek Mill Pottery, Seagrove

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