Pottery Started it AllThe Town of Strasburg, founded in 1761 and incorporated in February 1922, is known for pottery, antiques, civil war history, and breathtaking views.
The pottery industry began in 1761 and lasted until 1908 with at least seventeen potters producing earthen and stoneware commercially. Strasburg earned the name of Pot Town in the post Civil War period because of the numerous potterys, manufacturing stoneware and earthenware in the 19th and 20th centuries. Examples of local pottery are exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, The Ford Museum in Michigan, The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Art in Salem, North Carolina, Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and of course, the Strasburg Museum in Strasburg. Today there is a Strasburg Potters Guild continuing the traditions started a century ago.