Pottery Dump Diggers to keynote convention

RED WING, Minn. – For decades, the Red Wing Pottery Dump Digger educational seminars have been standing room-only at the annual Red Wing Collectors Society Convention. With many groundbreaking, exciting things from the past year to report to Red Wing Collectors, the “diggers” will kick off the 2013 Convention – “Diggin’ Red Wing” – as the keynote presenters on Friday, July 11, at Red Wing High School in Red Wing,

Red Wing Dump Diggers and seminar instructors Paul Boudin, Connie Mathison, Dennis Nygaard, and Steve Showers. (Photo by Ruth Nerhaugen)

Red Wing Dump Diggers and seminar instructors Paul Boudin, Connie Mathison, Dennis Nygaard, and Steve Showers. (Photo by Ruth Nerhaugen)

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The keynote session will be a panel of longtime dump diggers Steve Showers and Dennis Nygaard, along with newcomers Paul Boudin and Connie Mathison.

Showers, who is known as the “Red Wing archeologist,” has more than 50 years of dump-digging stories to share. Nygaard joined Showers in the dump almost 40 years ago. Together Showers and Nygaard have shepherded many interested diggers, sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

Paul Boudin and Connie Mathison joined Showers and Nygaard shortly after joining the RWCS in 2007.

The keynote presentation will give convention attendees an opportunity to experience the lively discussion led by Glenn Beall, education manager. As moderator, Beall will guide the conversation and give each “digger” an opportunity to share experiences in the pottery dump and talk about their favorite finds. It’ll be a rare peek, providing a new look at the relationship of these dump enthusiasts.

Convention attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance to either Executive Director Stacy Wegner, director@redwingcollectors.org, or Education Manager Glenn Beall, education@redwingcollectors.org. Submitted questions will be used in the forum discussion and in the question-and-answer session.

RedWingCollectorsDigTo learn more about the keynote session presenters, pick up the Convention Supplement, which will be available at pre-registration on Wednesday, July 10, at the Pottery Place Annex, or at Red Wing High School throughout the convention. The Convention Supplement will also be inserted in the Red Wing Republican Eagle on July 10.

The RWCS Annual Convention, Diggin’ Red Wing, slated for July 11-13, 2013, in Red Wing, Minn.

To learn more about the annual Convention, or the Red Wing Collectors Society, visit www.erwcs.org, or call 800-977-7927.

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