Lecture: The Potts Family at Warwick Furnace

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Warwick Furnace was one of the most successful iron furnaces of the 18th-century. Established in 1737 by Anna Nutt, John Potts soon became a prominent part of the furnace due to his marriage to Anna Nutt’s daughter, Ruth. Explore how strategic business marriages and the Revolutionary War impacted this important piece of local history. Dan Graham will unpack the Potts connections to the furnace and how the family was able to navigate the changing landscape of the era. A questions and answers session will follow this fascinating lecture.