Museum of Ceramics [OH]
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 the products and life of one of Ohio's most unique cities.
A second website for the museum can be found here.
The museum offers a short film, exhibits, tours, lectures, educational programs, and occasional recreational and educational events.