Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thornton Presents Program at Historical Society May Meeting

Dr. Terry Thornton of Fulton, author of the popular blog, Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi, presented an educational and entertaining program about the history of Itawamba County's pottery industry to a capacity crowd at the society's George Poteet History Center in Mantachie on Tuesday evening, May 20.

Members and visitors from all across northeast Mississippi enjoyed Thornton's program including an informative and colorful PowerPoint presentation showing Itawamba County scenes and pottery examples.He traced the history of pottery-making in Itawamba County from pioneer days through the mid-20th Century. He also had examples of pottery types on display in the Gordon McFerrin Assembly Hall.

The Itawamba Historical Society holds regular monthly program meetings each third Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m. with a light buffet meal, followed by a special program.

1 comment:

Terry Thornton said...

BOB, Thank you and the members of the Itawamba Historical Society for inviting me --- and for the hospitality and warmth of your organization's greeting. Sweetie and I thoroughly had a good time and were made to feel so welcome --- it is always a "homecoming" to visit in Mantachie.

Terry Thornton