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 13-member board of directors meets quarterly and consists of family members, as well as professionals and members of the community who offer expertise that benefits 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
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
WILSON SPRING GALA, March 18, 2017
HIRAM AND JAMES WILSON FAMILY REUNION, June 23, 24, 25 2017
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.
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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