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12:00 pm

Delineating a Dynasty: A Symposium on Bell Pottery

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Featuring the history, glazes, and techniques of the Bell Pottery family, this is an online event you won’t want to miss!In 1802, Peter Bell purchased a half lot of land in Hagerstown (lot 91). On this site, he operated his pottery business, and trained his sons John, Solomon, and Samuel in the art of Shenandoah Pottery. On Saturday, May 8th, join the Washington County Historical Society and Renfrew Park and Museum for a very special symposium on Bell Pottery. Panelists will include Nick Powers, Curator of Collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, and Dr. George Manger. While Nick will focus on placing John Bell’s career into the context of his larger family, Dr. Manger will highlight the glazes and techniques used by Peter, John, Solomon, and Samuel Bell.

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