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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, Interim President

James Johnson, Co-Vice President

Jan Britt Weeks, Co-Vice President

Paula King, Secretary

Roshawnda Anderson, Treasurer



Laverne E. Britt

Mary Crunk

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

Charles Just

John Merriwether (retired)


Special Announcements

JUNETEENTH JAMBOREE, June 16 and June 19, 2016  (see News and Events page)

Capote Community Fellowship Day, June 25, 2016


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.


Special Contributors

LaVerne E. Britt, Editor, Wilson Pottery Shop Chronicle

Rev. Carolyn Wilson, Quarterly Sermon





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

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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Jars with Names
Jars with caption: Wilson Pottery Foundation, a Texas tradition since 1999
Hiram Willson
James Wilson