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Historic Columbia Foundation Holding Ceramic Exhibit in Robert Mills House

The Historic Columbia Foundation will debut From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia, a new exhibit highlighting examples of the Foundation’s collection of locally made and used ceramics, opens on July 26. From Landrum to Leedswill be on display at the Robert Mills House through January 31.

Drawing from its growing collection of locally made and imported ceramics, Historic Columbia Foundation explores the various dining, cooking and storage wares common in 19th-century Columbia, South Carolina. Highlights include examples from the Landrum-Stork pottery, which was located in what is today Forest Acres, Edgefield pottery and a variety of imported English ceramics.

“During the past decade Historic Columbia Foundation has strengthened its collection of locally made and used material culture,” said Fielding Freed, Director of Historic House Museums. “In no category is this more evident than in our selection of Landrum-Stork pottery.”

From Landrum to Leeds is shown as part of the regularly-scheduled guided tours of the Robert Mills House. Ceramics are highlighted in a focus gallery, as well as displayed in period-appropriate settings throughout the house.

Tours run at the top of the hour Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour starts at 3 p.m.) and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. (last tour starts at 4 p.m.). Free for HCF members, tours are $6 for non-member adults and $3 for non-member youth. Tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street.

Source: HCF press release