Katherine C. Hughes | September 22

Polk's America: Katherine C. Hughes

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum and the Maury County Public Library invite you to the Polk’s America Lecture and Podcast series featuring Katherine C. Hughes, Peggy N. Gerry Research Scholar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In the early 1800s, South Carolinian businesses used enslaved labor to create a booming stoneware pottery industry in the Edgefield District. The artistry and durability of this pottery created an enduring legacy reflective of the complex social issues of Polk’s America. Katherine Hughes brings considerable research and insight into times and techniques these enslaved craftsmen.


When: September 22. 7 PM

Where: Maury County Public Library


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