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MoC TALKS

MoC talks

MoC Talks, our version of Ted Talks, are brown bag lectures held at noon on the second Friday of each month.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a casual learning experience free of charge!  Programs will be on various topics but at least half of them with focus on potters, potteries, or related ceramic topics.  Watch here, or on the Calendar for current programs.

Wanted poster for the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping.

Wanted poster for the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping.

Friday, April 12, 2019, Noon

The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

Michael Solterbeck will tell this tragic kidnapping saga that H.L. Mencken called “the biggest story since the Resurrection.” On March 1, 1932, 20 month old Charles A Lindbergh Jr., son of the famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh Sr., was abducted from his home in East Amwell New Jersey. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the baby’s kidnapping and murder.

Yellow ware spittoon made by East Liverpool Salt & Mear pottery, ca. 1840

Yellow ware spittoon made by East Liverpool Salt & Mear pottery, ca. 1840

Friday, May 10, 2019

Spitting: The Story of Spittoons and Cuspidors

Museum of Ceramics Director Susan Weaver will talk about the rise and fall of the spittoon. The production of these bowl shaped vessels into which tobacco chewers spit, was big business for East Liverpool Potteries. Learn how laws, social customs, and the fear of tuberculosis brought about their demise. A display of spittoons will accompany the talk

Laughlin Art China

Laughlin Art China

Friday, June 14, 2019

Laughlin Art China I