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Museum of Ceramics Foundation

Pottery at East Liverpool Ohio "Mr. Potter: Wouldn't you rather live in a district where, within fifteen minutes ride, you have the choice of thirty-four potteries in which to work?"

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Museum Exhibit
The East Liverpool Museum of Ceramics houses an extensive collection of the wares produced by "America's Crockery City." Related displays on the social, political and economic history of this town show the impact of industry on the community. Ceramic manufacturing was more important in East Liverpool during the late 19th century than is steel production in Pittsburgh or automobile manufacturing in Detroit today.

Located in the former city post office, the museum is a graphic example of the adaptive use of old buildings. The exhibits in the museum depict the growth and development of East Liverpool and its ceramic industry from 1840 to 1930, the period when the city's potteries produced over 50% of the ceramics manufactured in the United States. Through the skillful use of photographs, artifacts and life-size dioramas, the exhibits vividly portray the products and life of one of Ohio's most unique cities.

Hours: Year Round

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Max Gard Hike Day (second Wednesday in May), Independence Day, November Election Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

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OHS Members FREE
Adults $4.00
Students of all ages $2.00
Active members of the military and their dependents FREE
Children under 5 FREE

AAA and Senior discounts available.

Group & School Tours

A typical tour begins with the 35-minute multimedia show introducing the history East Liverpool and the pottery industry. A guided walking tour follows; 30- and 60-minute tours are available. Please call the museum in advance to book a group tour (1-800-600-7180).

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The Museum of Ceramics is at 400 East Fifth Street on the corner of Broadway, in East Liverpool, in Columbiana County.

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General Information

The Museum of Ceramics is managed by the Museum of Ceramics Foundation for the Ohio Historical Society.

Museum of Ceramics
400 East Fifth Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920

(330) 386-6001
1 (800) 600-7180 (toll free)

Site Manager:
S. W. Vodrey


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