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WILSON POTTERY FOUNDATION

The Descendants of Hiram, James, and Wallace Wilson Historical Foundation DBA Wilson Pottery Foundation

 

WILSON SPRING GALA

The fifteenth annual Wilson Spring Gala will be held in Seguin, Texas at the Silver Center on March 18, 2017 at 1:30PM. The Gala is a fund-raising event sponsored by the Wilson Pottery Foundation. Its proceeds are earmarked for the financial needs of the Wilson Pottery Museum.  .

 

The Silent Auction has always been the centerpiece of the Gala event. Gala attendees are encouraged to bid on and purchase from a variety of prized keepsake items. Family members travel from near and far in support of this traditional event. They get to experience a mini-reunion atmosphere, enjoy the fellowshipping, and partake of a splendid meal.

 

The Gala activities for the afternoon are as follows:

Reception & Silent Auction 1:30PM

Dinner

Program

Guest Speaker

Potter Award Presentations

 

Tickets:

Adults $30.00

Children 12 & under $12.00

For more ticket information, silent auction item donations, or additional Gala information, text me (Joe Reid) at (512) 922-9901, e-mail me at jreid8405@gmail.com, or send a FACEBOOK message. Touch or click Forms to access a form for ticket purchases, membership renewals, and donations. Download and print the form and send it to the address provided.

 
 

HIRAM AND JAMES WILSON FAMILY REUNION

 

The eleventh Hiram and James Wilson Family Reunion will be held this summer in Seguin, Texas on June 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Like other family reunions, Wilson family members who haven't seen one another in a while have a chance to fellowship over a weekend. However, our reunions are different from others because the Capote Cemetery, Capote Church, Capote pottery site, the Wilson Pottery Museum, and the shear size of our family provide an opportunity to experience tangibles that define our roots. These are things that make us so unique.

 

The reunion will feature a slate of activities that will kick off with play time for the younger family members at the ZDT Amusement Park in Seguin on Reunion Friday. Registration packets will be available for pickup at the park. Reunion Saturday kicks off with the Sunrise Ceremony at the Capote Cemetery. The main registration packet pickup will be at the Coliseum Saturday morning. With the exception of the State of the Family meeting and the Wilson Pottery Museum tours, all other activities and events will be held at the Coliseum. Touch or click  Forms for reunion details and for access to the reunion registration form, the ZDT Youth Day registration form, and the T-Shirt order form. Download and print the form(s) that you are required to submit prior to the reunion date. Mail them with your fees to the addresses provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to research, acquire, and preserve that part of Texas History made by the Wilson potters during the 19th Century. This includes, but is not limited to, the acquisition and restoration of the historic pottery sites, collecting Wilson pottery and artifacts, as well as the pottery of contemporary Texas potters, and displaying all for the enjoyment and enlightenment of all Texans, tourists, and school children.

Current Objectives

The Wilson Pottery Museum allows us to share the rich heritage of the Wilson Family. Thus, we continue to seek the funding necessary to enhance the museum contents and improve its ability to flourish.
We want to strengthen the bond among family members to create a greater awareness of our family legacy. Our goal is to encourage separate family groups to establish a centralized organization so that strategic planning such as fund raising can be better accomplished.  The Foundation hopes to manage the backfill soil erosion problem at the Capote pottery site.


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