Lunch & Learn

Every year, the Crawford County Historical Society holds a fundraising luncheon just before the Georgia Jug Festival to spotlight our inductee into the Crawford County Potter Hall of Fame. We include a speaker to highlight the inductee’s history and relevance to Crawford Co and an educator to come speak on a topic relevant to the geography, history, or insight into Crawford County and the communities it encompasses. 

To be an inductee, the deceased person must be known to have made pottery here in Crawford Co, with evidence from sources such as census records, articles, family history, and pieces of pottery.

If you would like to recommend a future inductee, please email us. 


May 17th, 2024 

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Musella Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 

5430 US 341 N, Musella, Georgia


Each ticket is $25.00 per person and must be purchased by May 7th, 2024.

Tickets may be purchased:

  • in person at the Roberta Crawford Chamber of Commerce at 39 Wright Ave, Roberta, GA.
  • call 478-954-6395 or email to meet with our CCHS President.
  • by mail: PO Box 622, Roberta, Georgia 31078
    • please make checks out to Crawford County Historical Society
  • via Paypal



This year’s lunch will be provided from Champion’s Restaurant and, our resident history researcher, Mrs. Kathleen Cook.

Potter Hall of Fame

This year’s inductee for the 2024 Potter Hall of Fame is Jackson “Jack” Merritt, a potter and farmer with living descendants still in Crawford County, Georgia.


Guest Speaker

Dr. Susan Asbury is an Assistant Professor of History at Middle Georgia State University with a Ph.D. in American Studies from The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg. She completed a B.A. in History at Berry College and an M.A. in Public History at the University of South Carolina.

  • For nearly ten years, Asbury worked in the museum field as a curator, museum educator, and administrator. Her research interests are in material culture, public history, U.S. history, consumerism, the intersections of popular culture and folklore studies, and social history.