Museum March is a gallery crawl-style event. Participants begin at the Museum of Ceramics and then “march on” (actually ride) to the other sites. A shuttle bus, provided by Wee the People Preschool and Daycare, will transport participants from site to site. Each site provides guides to explain the site and answer questions. Marchers then return to the Museum for refreshments and entertainment. Three of the sites for the 2019 event are shown below. Also included: The First United Methodist Church of East Liverpool (see Louis Comfort Tiffany windows and a Tiffany designed pulpit) and the Police Museum. The event is held the last Saturday in March…the next March will be March 28, 2020.
C. C. Thompson House
Cassius Thompson was the pottery magnate who built this home in 1876. It remained the residence for Thompson descendants until 1978. Restored to turn of the century grandeur, it has 15 rooms, a beautiful staircase and a sprawling veranda.
Museum of Ceramics
The Museum of Ceramics has two floors of exhibits that tell the story of the pottery industry. As a special treat, “live history” will happen with actors in the factory dioramas on the lower level. The after-crawl party will be held here at 8:30.
C. A. Smith House
Overlooking the river town of Chester WV is the C. A. Smith mansion, current home of True North LLP. C. A. Smith was an early city developer, pottery owner, farmer, Rock Springs Park owner and businessman. This turn of the century home is a new site on Museum March.