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Preservation Hillsborough Pottery Sale

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Preservation Hillsborough (PH) announces a special sale of beautiful NC pottery, lovingly
collected over a 25-year period from the storied potteries of Seagrove, NC and donated to PH
by Robert and Callie Connor.

The sale includes a variety of styles and items selected for their beauty and utility, primarily
from the Cole’s, Seagrove, and Dover Potteries. The sale will be open from 9 – 4 on May 14 at
the historic Norwood-Jones Law Office on Court Street in Hillsborough.

All proceeds will benefit the restoration of Dickerson Chapel AME Church, whose structure
incorporates the town’s oldest surviving public building — its second courthouse, built in 1790
and moved in 1845 two blocks north. The building was used seqentually as a Baptist church, a
meeting place for abolitionists, a workshop for building coffins, a freedman’s school, and a
place of worship and a congregation of the American Methodist Episcopal church, which it
remains today. The 230-year-old infrastructure is in great need of restoration. Preservation
Hillsborough, (PreservationHillsborough.org) which has served for 50 years to preserve
significant structures in the town, is raising funds needed to see the structure safely through its
third century. All proceeds from pottery sale will go to the preservation of Dickerson Chapel.