2009 Convention Keynote: Cathy Wurzer

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RED WING, MINN – Minnesota Public Radio talk show host Cathy Wurzer has accepted invitation from the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) to speak at its 2009 Convention scheduled for July 9-11 in Red Wing, Minn.

One of Minnesota’s premiere journalists with an extensive background in public and commercial broadcasting, Wurzer is the host of Minnesota Public Radio’s "Morning Edition". She’s also the co-host of "Almanac" – a weekly public affairs program produced byTwin Cities Public Television for Minnesota’s statewide public television network.

Wurzer authored the regional best seller Tales of the Road – Highway 61 in 2008 and hosted the public television documentary by the same name that premiered earlier this spring. The book, which features historical sites along Highway 61, includes a chapter about Red Wing Pottery and the potters themselves.

“We’re excited that Cathy will be speaking at our convention,” said Stacy Wegner, RWCS executive director. “Our members and the Goodhue County Historical Society provided a lot of help when she was researching for the book, so she’ll discuss some of the things she learned about the Potteries.”

Wurzer’s presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m. July 9 in the Hove Auditorium at Red Wing High School, 2451 Eagle Ridge Dr. in Red Wing.

The national RWCS Convention has been held every July since 1977 in Red Wing, Minn. This year’s Convention, July 9-11, will attract thousands of collectors to Red Wing for a week of educational meetings, auctions, buying, selling and fun for the whole family. While there’s usually a fee to attend all Convention activities, Wurzer’s keynote presentation will be open free to the public this year.

The Red Wing Collectors Society was founded in 1977 in Red Wing, Minn. and is devoted to educating people about all American pottery. There are more than 4,000 members worldwide. The Red Wing Potteries had diverse pottery lines that included stoneware, dinnerware and art pottery. For more information or to become a member, call the RWCS business office at 800-977-7927, e-mail membership@redwingcollectors.org or log on to www.redwingcollectors.org.