Free Gallery Talk Poster: The Brantford Pottery
The Brantford Pottery: Fifty Years of Domination in Western Ontario
Thursday, November 29th
7:00 p.m.

Please join us on Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m. for an evening presentation highlighting the history of the Brantford Pottery through images and research from Moe Johnson’s forthcoming book, The Potter’s Reach.

As a pottery enthusiast and collector of early Canadiana, Johnson brings with him an impressive background on the subject. This is a not to be missed WHAM event!

This is an admission by donation event.

Meet the Speaker:

Portrait of Moe Johnson in front of pottery

The author of “The Potter’s Reach,” Moe Johnson, graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University with an Honours BA, concentrating in finance, and earned credits in Russian History, and Chinese and Canadian Economic History.   He and his wife, Janice Johnson, have studied and collected important Canadian artifacts including stoneware and earthenware pottery, furniture, fraktur, textiles and folk art over a period of thirty-five years.  He has written various articles for The Upper Canadian magazine and its successor, Canadian Antiques and Vintage (CAAV) on 19th-century Ontario pottery and other subjects, and lectured on related topics. The author of the forthcoming book “The Potter’s Reach” founded and supported the Annual Cabin Fever Antique Show Lecture and Preview series in Kingston.

Alexander Graham Bell Portrait
Alexander Graham Bell and the Invention of the Telephone
Wednesday September 12, 2018
7:00 p.m. start

On Wednesday, September 12th, WHAM will host the Waterford and Townsend Historical Society in our gallery for a lecture by Bell Homestead curator Brian Wood. Wood will speak on Dr. Bell, his history in the area, and the invention of the telephone. He’ll also bring examples of Dr. Bell’s early phones!

The talk coincides with a new exhibit at the museum, focusing on the Waterford telephone factory, and showcasing the three different telephone styles in their collection (including some donated by the WTHS).