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Artifacts in La Vernia canceled
Elaine Mazurek Stephens
La Vernia Historical AssociationMay 14, 2014 | 2,792 views | 1 comment
Everyone is invited to help the La Vernia Historical Association as members sift soil in search of historic pottery pieces, called “sherds.”
Such sherds were part of the waster pile from the Suttles pottery, which operated in La Vernia from the 1870s to the early 1900s. A Texas State Historical Marker for the Suttles pottery stands on U.S. 87 near the La Vernia Historical Museum.
When the city of La Vernia excavated next to City Hall for a new parking lot, pieces of the broken pottery were found in the dirt. The historical association saved the soil and moved it to a safe location, to sift through later.
Join the association to sift for sherds or other finds Wednesday, May 21, from 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 31, from 8:30-10:30 at the Richter Drywall yard, 4092 C.R. 342, near east Chihuahua Street in La Vernia. All finds are property of the state of Texas in the care of the La Vernia Historical Association.
Participants must wear closed-toe work shoes and heavy gloves. Take a hand trowel, shovel, and bucket for work, and water for drinking. Dust masks and sunblock are highly recommended. Sawhorses are also needed.
Each child under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Restroom facilities will not be available.
The association operates the La Vernia Heritage Museum, where an exhibit of the Suttles pottery is on permanent display.
For information, visit Facebook, www.LaVerniaHistory.com, or call 210-392-3281.
Elaine M. Stephens is president of the La Vernia Historical Association.
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