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This is a really sad story.
If you folks don't know, Syracuse China was shuttered at the end of April. I'm not going to go into the why, but of course the short answer is the economy. Of course it is sad to see such an institution go, with a long stories history, the company was a treasure.
I was one of the last people to visit the facility, and I was given a tour of archives. It is one hell of a collection. I was truly blown away by the quality and variety of the work and history documented there in. What was really tragic at the time was that they had not found anyone to take thier expansive collection.
Luckily the Onondaga Historical Association agreed to take and preserve the collection. Saving an important piece of ceramic history.