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July 23, 2010

When we think about Hadley Pottery, most of us think of Louisville, Kentucky, the brand’s birthplace and site of the pottery.  But did you know that one of the largest collections of Hadley Pottery is actually located in Terre Haute, IN?

George and Mary Alice Hadley’s history as a couple began in Indiana, where the couple met when Mary Alice (originally from Terre Haute) was a student at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN and he was studying mechanical engineering at what was then Rose Polytechnic Institute in Terre Haute.  So perhaps it should come as no surprise that  the $1.6MM Hadley Hall, partially underwritten by George Hadley and dedicated in 1984, houses over 400 mostly one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces created by his wife, M.A. Hadley.

In addition to Hadley pieces, Hadley Hall is also home to several other unique collections, including 19th century British watercolors, paintings and crafts by Hoosier artists, and paintings by late Indiana watercolor artist D. Omer “Salty” Seamon.

Our 2010 Collectors Survey revealed that after Kentucky, Indiana is home to more Hadley Collectors than any other state in the US, so if you live in or near Indiana, a trip to Hadley Hall at Rose-Hulman Institute might be worth considering.  Go to for details on how to arrange a tour of the art collection.
…and the folks at Hadley

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Scott Jones permalink
    July 26, 2010 11:45 am

    A Hadley bonanza in Greencastle? Who knew. Great information to have in hand – and certainly worthy of a stop by whenever in the vicinity – or perhaps even a special trip. How much my Grandmother would have loved such a visit.


    • July 27, 2010 3:16 pm

      Hi, Scott, and I agree…would be a great stop! Just clarifying, Hadley Hall is in Terre Haute, not Greencastle. Sorry for any confusion.

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