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Presidential china exhibit

12/20/2013, 6 a.m.
White House china is on display through March 2 at the Carter Center.

Plates used for state dinners at the White House and presentation pieces given to U.S. presidents are on display at the Carter Center in Atlanta through March 2.

“Diplomatic Patterns: A Sampling of White House China”

shows settings that were used for some of the country’s most important events. The exhibit is based on the private collections of Mr. and Mrs. Set Momjian and former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. There are also pieces from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and the Rutherford Hayes Presidential Center.

Presidents and first ladies have used White House social events to convey national honor and extend diplomatic relationships.

The Carter Center is at 441 Freedom Parkway. Visit www.jimmy

carterlibrary.gov or call 404-865-7101 for more information.