Both Mint Museums are free every Tuesday night from 5pm until 9pm.
On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012, there will be a free talk and demonstration, The History of Black Face Mugs – An Evening with Jim McDowell, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Mint Museum Randolph.
More info from Charlotte Culture Guide:
Jim McDowell of The Black Potter will discuss the history of African-American face jugs with a demonstration. In partnership with the Delhom Service League.
“Some many years ago while attending a gathering after a family funeral, I found myself intrigued by a conversation between my father and some elder family members. They were talking about something called face jugs and how they related to our family history.
This is the African-American face-jug oral history as it was passed down in my family, the McDowell-Poston family. My father, James T. McDowell, Sr., told me the story as he received it from his father, Boyce McDowell, who was a tombstone maker in Gaffney, South Carolina, and he got it from his father, my great-grandfather who lived during slavery times.”