Visitor Center Exhibit
Thank you to all who made the 2017-18 Visitor Center exhibit, “Signed, Stamped or Engraved: A Treasury of Artifacts Bearing Names,” such a success. It featured premier artifacts from the Landis collection that, in one manner or another, are marked with peoples’ names, exploring historical reasons why they came to be so.
The next exhibit, “Thrown, Fired, and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond,” is a two-year exhibit at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum running from March – December, 2019 and March – December, 2020. Throughout the two years, we will show over 150 redware pieces each year, encompassing the history of redware. With the ability to exhibit a variety pieces both years, we are able to focus on the differences between redware in Europe, the Northern United States, Southern United States and Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s redware tradition will be the major focus of the exhibit, covering archaeological pieces, traditional work, the creation of redware, and the revival of the art form. Many pieces from the collections of public institutions and private collectors will be on display, some never seen by the public before.