“preserving an important part of American history”
This one-of-a-kind museum located in Lincoln, NE grew out of the desire to preserve an important part of American history. Jerry and Louise Schleich’s love for Red Wing Pottery started innocently enough in the 1970’s with the purchase of a 3-pound pantry jar. Louise bought the jar in a part of Lincoln known as Bethany where she had grown up. That $40.00 Red Wing pantry jar would inspire Louise to do some research and discover that the jar was worth at least what she had paid for it. Over the years Jerry and Louise’s interest in Red Wing Pottery would proliferate, covering salt glaze pottery, stoneware, dinnerware, cookie jars, and art pottery. In October, 2001 after two years of planning and design, Jerry and Louise realized their dream of establishing the Schleich Pottery, Dinnerware, and Stoneware Museum in Lincoln. The largest museum of its kind displaying over 5,000 pieces, the museum chronicles the history of Red Wing Pottery with the mission of preserving the Red Wing legacy for future generations. Covering 1,700 square feet, the museum takes visitors on a tour of the nearly 100 years of Red Wing history as the pottery evolved from stoneware pieces and art pottery to the dinnerware manufactured by the company until its closing in 1967.
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