Sebring Ohio Historical Society
126 North 15th Street
Sebring, Ohio 44672
330-938-6920  
In April, 1898, work began on the factories, stores and homes that would
become known as "Sebring."  The Sebring brothers, their parents (
George
and Elizabeth), and their sisters each built beautiful homes.  
These
potteries at one time employed approximately 3,300 workers. The
Sebring pottery industry flourished for many years.  At one time Sebring was
known as the "Pottery Capital of The World."
From these beginnings Sebring has remained a small town.  Although only a
few pottery "decorating" firms still remain, other types of manufacturers have
located here. Sebring is hopeful that others will discover, as the Sebring
brothers did, that Sebring is "the most elevated and healthful tableland of our
state."
Sebring, Ohio  was founded by the Sebring family from East Liverpool.
They owned and operated many
pottery businesses. The Sebring family
dreamed of building their own pottery town that would  stand as a
memorial to their work and ideals.  They decided upon an area in
Mahoning County, 80 miles west of Pittsburgh and five miles east of
Alliance.  They chose 200 acres of farmland near the Mahoning River that
was near a railroad line.  Later, a 160 acre tract was added.   Articles of
Incorporation were filed in  1899.
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Cindy Christani
Update!!!
The Society recently acquired the historical building next to the Strand.  It
is our goal to renovate and preserve this beautiful turn of the century
building.  
Organizations like ours can only achieve our goals with fund raisers and
the assistance of donations from members of our community.
Since our organization relies on the generosity of individuals and
businesses, please consider a donation to our renovation fund.  Our plan
is to first replace the roof.   We hope that you will help support our efforts
.

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Don Schreckengost Bicentennial Salem China Cup:  A 23-carat
gold band encircles the top and base of the cup.  Two flags
dramatically represent the separation of the original 13 colonies from
England.  A careful reproduction of the signatures of the Declaration
of Independence surround the outside.  Two eagles, sculpted in
gold, stand protectively on each side of the cup.  Officials at the
Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, were so impressed by
Don's handiwork that the first cup was chosen for the Smithsonian's
permanent bicentennial collection. Numbered 710 of 750