FREMONT, OH (Toledo News Now) - A brand new exhibit opened to the public at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center on Tuesday. This project, which has been years in the making, displays the Haviland china.
There are pieces from flatware sets to chamber sets- ranging in value from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.
The exhibit features hundreds of pieces of china made between 1850 and 1900. President Hayes used Haviland china for his presidential china.
The pieces for the exhibit have been donated by collectors- mostly from Ohio and Michigan.
"You have ones where they're recessed to put eggs in. Or, you have ones that are made for asparagus, or specialty items that we wouldn't even think of having a special plate for. And the use of color and design is just spectacular." said center Director Tom Culbertson.
The exhibit is now open to the public, and runs through august.