Pewabic Celebrates 40 Years as a Nonprofit Organization
Pewabic Pottery photographed before 1912
After our co-founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton’s death in 1961, and a period of transition that included the pottery serving as a satellite campus for Michigan State University, a group of Pewabic supporters gathered together to form the Pewabic Society, Inc. This nonprofit organization sought to carry on Pewabic’s legacy as an important historical, cultural, and educational icon in the city of Detroit.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Pewabic Society Inc. taking ownership of the pottery. As we explore the past four decades of Pewabic’s history, we look to celebrate the artists, historians, educators, and supporters who banded together to carry Pewabic into the 21st century.
BE A PART OF THE CELEBRATION!
If you have any photos, videos, or memories of Pewabic, we would love for you to share them with us. Share your stories, photos, video, and other related materials through the comments below, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a direct message on Facebook or Instagram, or mail them to Pewabic Pottery, Attn: Pewabic Stories Project, 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214.
Detroit Free Press article published in 1967 covering the MSU acquisition of the pottery
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