FREMONT - "The Gilded Age of Haviland China" is to open May 15 at the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont and run through May 31.
In the early 19th century, Americans looked to Europe when purchasing china. When importer David Haviland no longer could satisfy his customers' tastes for embellished fine china, Haviland built his own factory in Limoges, France, to turn out the finest china in the world with artistic flourishes to satisfy his U.S. customers. Numerous examples of some of the earliest pieces of Haviland china (1850-90) are on display in this exhibit.
Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit is included in the museum admission of $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors and $3 children ages 6-12.
The center is at Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont.