Steele Creek Cemetery Headstone Preservation Event
Saturday, April 22, 2023
9am – noon
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery,
7311 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte
Event is rain or shine.
Prepare to get wet and dirty! Suggestions: wear old clothing and closed toe shoes
No experience necessary.
We’ll supply all the needed tools and supplies.
Register by April 20 https://meck.co/3MfoTo8
January 23, 2023
The Historic Landmarks Commission’s Adventure Club is headed out again, this time to tour the historic Charlotte Coliseum, once the largest unsupported dome in the world. Pretty cool, right? Now known as Bojangles Coliseum, it’s located next to Ovens Auditorium, which will also be included in our tour! Interested in joining us?
Rufus Franklin Outen was born into a family of potters so it was no surprise when he opened R.F. Outen Pottery around 1950 as a small business. He specialized in stoneware churns. It’s claimed that he could turn 100 pieces a day, earning him the nickname “Churn Turner.”
The R. F. Outen Pottery is a rare surviving example of a workshop and pottery that produced utilitarian earthenware and stoneware for local use from local clays. Today those handmade, everyday vessels are quite valuable and highly collectible!
Location: 430 Jefferson Street, Matthews