Houston Museum Announces Exciting Lecture About Collectible Alabama Pottery




Houston Museum Announces Exciting Lecture About Collectible Alabama Pottery

Pieces of Sand Mountain Pottery on Display at Houston Museum

 CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - Aug. 27, 2016- The Houston Museum, the only local museum with an extensive collection of Victorian art glass and antiques, announced today it will host an exciting FREE lecture featuring Sand Mountain, Alabama Pottery, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

 The Lecture speakers are Joey Brackner, director, Alabama Center for Traditional Cultureand Danny Maltbie, collector and expert on Sand Mountain Pottery.

 “This exciting lecture will keep you on the edge of your seats as you hear about Sand Mountain Pottery’s history, heritage and how it has become collectible,” said Amy Autenreith, Houston Museum director.  “You’ll be able to touch and feel the amazing works of art and learn how to recognize a collectible piece of Alabama pottery.”

 Joey Brackner said, “Given the diversity and wealth of Alabama's folk life, we strive to broaden an understanding of our community-based traditions so that all Alabamians can be proud of this shared inheritance.  We see this lecture as a way to bring that to life for Chattanoogans as well.”

 This event is FREE, but donations are accepted. There will be several pieces of Sand Mountain pottery on display, as well as a piece from the Houston collection. Joey’s book, “Alabama Folk Pottery” will be available for purchase. Seating is limited to less than 30.  Please call the museum at 423-267-7176 to reserve your seat today.

 About the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture

The Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, a division of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, was created in 1990 to further the agency's mission to research, document and preserve the state's folk cultures.


 About The Houston Museum

The Anna Safley Houston Museum of Decorative Arts is an integral part of the Bluff View art district in downtown Chattanooga. The museum is a quick stroll from the Hunter Museum of American Art, the River Gallery Sculpture Garden, fine and casual dining, and the Walnut Street walking bridge that crosses the Tennessee River.  A tour of the museum, with its extensive collection of Victorian art glass and antiques, provides visitors with insight into Victorian life, the life of the collector, and life in the historic Bluff View neighborhood. The Houston Museum is located at 201 High St. Chattanooga, TN 37403. Like us on Face book .  Sign up for our updates at TheHoustonMuseum.org.

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Amy Autenreith

Houston Museum director