CrockFest 2024 Dates are set!

SAVE THE DATE(s)! 

CrockFest 2024 will be held July 11-13, 2024*

Make your travel arrangements now! Hotels in the area fill up fast!

Please contact the RWCS Business Office with any questions.
651-388-4004 – Open Tuesday through Saturday

*with Registration opening at the Pottery Museum on Wednesday, July 10

GIVE TO THE MAX! November 16

Thursday, November 16, 2023! 

It is the biggest fundraiser for your Pottery Museum of Red Wing, and all donations during the month of November will count toward Give to the Max.

We are excited about all that has been happening this year – a record number of riverboats have visited, new exhibits are planned, and plans for the kiln are moving forward.  

We are delighted that we have a $25,000 match toward Give to the Max this year!  Make sure that you give in November and know that your gift will go twice as far! Thank you for all the ways you support your museum! 

To help the museum reach its Give-to-the-Max Fundraising goal, you can: 

Instructions to Edit Your Email Address

INSTRUCTIONS TO CHECK EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE BALLOTS OR REQUEST A BALLOT

All members in good standing can refer to these instructions and login with their own membership number to vote. Please e-mail membership@redwingcollectors.org if you’re unsure whether we have your e-mail address on file. RWCS members who do not have internet access, or are new members can request a ballot by contacting the RWCS Business Office.

To change a duplicate email address:

  1. Click on the green RENEW button at the top right:You will get this screen:

Enter your membership ID (NO leading zeroes) and your password, then click ‘Sign In’. 

You will get this screen:

Scroll down to find the member whose email you need to change.

 In this example, we want to change Janice.  Click on the Edit Info under her street address.

You will get this screen:

Scroll down to email address and type in the new unique email address.

Then click on Save Changes to update your email address:

 

You will get this screen which now shows the corrected email address:

You are Done.

Red Wing Collectors Society donates funds from the sale of its Anti-Coronavirus league jug to local health organizations in Goodhue directly fighting COVID 19.

Red Wing, MN – On Saturday, September 12, the RWCS donated a portion of the sales of its Anti-Coronavirus Jug sales to Goodhue County Public Health and the “COVID Aware Because We Care” program.

This spring, in addition to the RWCS annual commemorative, the RWCS Board of Directors decided to produce and sell a limited edition, modern-day version of the 1918 Anti-Flu League Jug made by Red Wing Stoneware in response to the outbreak of the Spanish Flu pandemic.

From left to Right Stacy Wegner, Executive Director, Red Wing Collectors Society, Jessica Seide, HHS Health Educator from Goodhue County Public Health, Megan Tsui, Red Wing Downtown Main Street, accepted for COVID Aware Because We Care, and Paul Wichert, President, Red Wing Collectors Society.

RWCS President Paul Wichert and Executive Director Stacy Wegner presented the checks to Jessica Seide, HHS Health Educator from Goodhue County Public Health and Megan Tsui, Red Wing Downtown Mainstreet, accepted for COVID Aware Because We Care.

“Thank you to the Collector’s Society for their generous donation to Red Wing Downtown Main Street. It feels like the history of their organization, our historical downtown, and the historical nature of the pandemic all collide at this moment. Their gift will help us continue to support downtown businesses during this most challenging time.” Megan Tsui, Director, Red Wing Downtown Main Street on behalf of the COVID Aware Because We Care program.

“We truly appreciate this thoughtful project that recognizes the many efforts taking place in our communities to slow the spread of COVID-19. The idea of Red Wing Collectors Society commissioning an anti-coronavirus league jug is inspirational and it provides a meaningful connection with our past. The funds that have been donated to Goodhue County Health and Human Services will help alleviate the impacts that COVID-19 has had on our communities. Thank you so much for this most thoughtful and inspirational project.” Nina Arneson, Goodhue County Health and Human Services Director.

Jessica Seide, HHS Health Educator from Goodhue County Public Health, and Megan Tsui, Red Wing Downtown Main Street, accepted for COVID Aware Because We Care.

The Anti-Coronavirus Jug was a limited-edition replica of the Anti-Flu League Jug that Red Wing Stoneware made in response to the outbreak of the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. To learn more about the history of this jug, check out the recent article that was in the RWCS Newsletter written by RWCS member and Red Wing resident Todd Avery. Here is the link:

https://www.redwingcollectors.org/wp-content/uploads/1918-Flu-article-for-web.pdf

“Like the original, the RWCS wanted to support Red Wing and Goodhue County organizations whose direct efforts are slowing the spread of the virus,” said Paul Wichert, RWCS President.

“The Red Wing business community and Goodhue County have been long-time supporters of the RWCS Convention in July. The businesses have been sponsors and donors to the convention and all of Goodhue County has welcomed our members for decades. I felt it was important to support the community that has supported the organization,” said Stacy Wegner, Executive Director, RWCS.

The Anti-Coronavirus Jug was available to RWCS members and 600 were sold. Both Goodhue County Public Health and the COVID Aware Because We Care will receive a jug along with their donation.

RWCS Board of Directors 2020 Election Results

The RWCS election closed at midnight on June 30, 2020.
 
The election was uncontested and 242 electronic ballots and 3 paper ballots were cast.
 
The following officers were elected to the RWCS Board of Directors each for a 4-year term.
 
President Paul Wichert
Treasurer Dan Beck
Secretary Angela Shefveland
Education Manager David Hoffman
Commemorative Manager Bob Morawski
Auction Manager Dave Huisman
 
Congratulations to these board members.
 
The RWCS Board of Directors extends its sincere thanks to outgoing Board Member Bruce Selfridge for his tenure as Auction Manager.

RED WING COLLECTORS SOCIETY CANCELS 2020 SUMMER CONVENTION

RED WING COLLECTORS SOCIETY CANCELS 2020 SUMMER CONVENTION

RED WING, MN – Last night, the RWCS Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 RWCS Annual Convention scheduled for July 9-11 in Red Wing, MN.

The top priority of our organization is to ensure the safety and health of our membership and the Red Wing community that our members love so dearly. While this is difficult, the RWCS Board and membership are already looking forward to coming back strong for the 44th RWCS Convention, July 8-10, 2021.

“We really hoped that we would be able to hold Convention, but unfortunately the timing is not in our favor, and a decision had to be made,” said RWCS President Paul Wichert. “There is too much to overcome from a logistical standpoint to adhere to social distancing guidelines and keep our members safe.”

The RWCS wishes to thank all of its sponsors that committed early this year including Xcel Energy, Red Wing Brewery, Red Wing Shoes, First State Bank Red Wing, Musty Barnhart Services, Stockholm Pie Plate Café’ & General Store, Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Red Wing, Larry’s Jugs Antique, Hanisch Bakery & Coffee Shop, Siouxland Chapter and Rowe Pottery.  Together with all the businesses that have donated door prizes and supported the RWCS, we look forward to joining together to have an extra special  Convention in 2021.

The RWCS also appreciates the strong support of its membership. Thank you to all the members who are renewing their memberships, purchasing Commemoratives and Anti-Coronavirus League mini jugs, and making cash donations to help support the RWCS.

The 2020 Convention Commemoratives are still in production at Rowe Pottery. It has long been the tradition of the RWCS that the Commemorative is unveiled on the first day of the Convention. In keeping with this tradition, we will share the Commemorative on Thursday, July 9. Please watch our website, social media, and e-mail! RWCS Members and anyone who joins the club in the coming weeks can continue to order Commemoratives and Anti-Coronavirus League mini jugs until Saturday, July 11.

Planning is already underway for the RWCS 2021 Convention which will be July 8-10 in Red Wing, MN. We look forward to seeing all the collectors! For more information contact Stacy Wegner, Executive Director, Red Wing Collectors Society at 651-388-4004 or email director@redwingcollectors.org.