Cowan Pottery Museum










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1600 Hampton Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

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Monday - Thursday:
9am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday:
9am - 6pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
(during the school year)

Upcoming Events

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Current & Upcoming Events


Walk-in Public Tours
1st Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
Third Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m.

Meet Curator, Lauren Hansgen in the Cowan Alcove on the first floor for a 20-minute mini-tour highlighting selections from the permanent collection and sharing interesting Cowan facts.  Be sure to follow RRPL on Facebook for reminders!  These tours are free and open to the public, and no registration is required.  Contact Lauren directly at 440-895-3763 if you are interested in scheduling private tours for individuals and small groups.



Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Auditorium

The Symposium is open to all who are interested in Cowan Pottery, local history, antiques and collecting, and the arts in general. This all-day event is presented by the Library, the Museum, and the Cowan Pottery Museum Associates (CPMA) for the purpose of providing networking opportunities and stimulating interest in Cowan Pottery, a significant part of Northeast Ohio’s cultural heritage. There will be three speakers’ presentations addressing topics centered on Cowan Pottery, American art pottery, and regional art and history. The Symposium also includes a “Show and Share” session, a catered lunch, and the Cowan Pottery Associates’ scholarship presentation to a Cleveland Institute of Art ceramics student. Cost for the Symposium is only $22. An evening dinner off-site will be an extra charge. The reservation deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018.

For further information, watch for flyers at the library later this winter or contact the curator at (440) 895-3763. You can also visit the Museum’s page on the Library website, the Cowan Pottery Museum Associates’ website, or visit the CPMA on Facebook.