Learn About the Rich History of the Jugtown Pottery and Tile Factories

Next Saturday, July 12, come out and learn more about the history of Jugtown Pottery and Tile Factories of the Felix (now referred to Goose Lake) Township, 5010 N Jugtown Rd, Morris, IL 60450, from the 19th century area. Michele Micetich and Tom Turner will offer a presentation focusing on the background life and story of the two creators, Charles Walker who was an entrepreneur, businessman, and investor, as well as William White, who was a potter.

Michele Micetich will use maps, photos and stories to better explain the Felix township from 1856 to 1865. Tom Turner will use slides to help illustrate pottery production in the mid 1800’s, while explaining the Walker-White industry located on Walker’s land on the west side of the original Goose Lake.

The lecture will bring together all the information available at this time while disputing stories made up through the years and bringing insight to life in the 1860’s.

Michele Micetich is the curator and historian of the Carbon Hill School Museum and present of the Carbon Hill Historical Society. Tom Turner is a Ceramic Artist with 60 years of research, production, and teaching Ceramic Art. He has been researching and collecting 19th century stoneware for 55 years. For more information, visit Goose Lake Prairie Partners, Inc Facebook page at www.facebook.com/prairiepartners2012/?ref=page_internal

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