WILSON POTTERY FOUNDATION
The Descendants of Hiram, James, and Wallace Wilson Historical Foundation DBA Wilson Pottery Foundation
The Descendants of Hiram, James, and Wallace Wilson Historical Foundation
DBA Wilson Pottery Foundation
A Texas Heritage
About The Foundation
The Wilson Pottery Foundation, incorporated in 1999, is recognized and designated as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. We are a Heritage Foundation, which was formed by the Historical Committee of the Hiram & James Wilson Family Reunion to revitalize the rich heritage left by the Patriarchs: Hiram, James, and Wallace Wilson.
Board of Directors
The 11 member board of directors meets quarterly and is composed of family members, as well as members of the community and professionals possessing the expertise to benefit the foundation.
Joseph Reid, Acting President
Vice President - Vacant
Paula King, Secretary
Roshawnda Anderson, Treasurer
Laverne E. Britt
Cleo Graves, Spring Gala Chairperson
James Johnson, Financial Liaison
Paula King, Chairs Collectors Pottery Show & Juneteenth Celebration
Jan Britt Weeks, Youth & Teen Fundraising & Family History
Lena Coleman Wilson
Annual Wilson Spring Gala June 13, 2015 (see News and Events page)
Annual Fundraising Events
Wilson Spring Gala - Usually in March
Wilson Antique Collectors Pottery Show - Last Weekend of October
The Wilson Pottery Foundation is a public, non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on memberships as one of its revenue sources. There are three classes of individual memberships: Gold($100), Silver($50), and Bronze($25). Memberships by organizations($100), businesses($150), and corporations($500) are welcomed as well. There are no membership restrictions regarding race, color, gender, or creed. However, those seeking membership must be at least 18 years old. Membership meetings are held biannually.
LaVerne E. Britt, Editor, Wilson Pottery Shop Chronicle
Rev. Carolyn Wilson, Quarterly Sermon
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.
Our current objectives are set forth to share with the public at large the rich heritage of the Wilson Family. We are pleased to announce that progress is being made in all three objectives, which include:
- Acquiring and restoring pottery sites
- Collecting Wilson Pottery and artifacts
- Raising funds to house a museum of Wilson artifacts and memorabilia
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