The library’s History Room, as part of its Local History Speaker Series, will be presenting The Blue & the Gray: Early Potteries in and Around Hudson by Jon Meredith on Thursday, February 16 at 6pm.
Jon Meredith will be speaking on the stoneware industry that flourished in Hudson in the 1800s. Mr. Meredith has researched and collected Columbia County, NY stoneware over the last thirty six years, including pieces produced at the potteries in Hudson, NY, as well as pieces made for various merchants throughout the county.
Jon has authored articles on stoneware made in Hudson for various periodicals, including the Columbia County History & Heritage Magazin, and has spoken on Hudson and Columbia County stoneware at the Bennington Museum. He has an extensive knowledge of and collects items related to Columbia County; many pieces from the Meredith collection have been featured in books written about the history of Columbia County.
This presentation will be in the community room on the first floor of the library, which has wheelchair access. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.