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Real Estate - January 17, 2020

History on a plate

Palo Alto collector will share his research on a unique American art form

by Sheryl Nonnenberg

For most of us, ceramic plates are quotidian objects, used at mealtimes and then stored away. For Palo Alto resident David Hoexter, they are a thing of beauty and a gateway to another time and place. That's because Hoexter collects American advertising calendar plates. He will present his vast knowledge about the subject during a free public program at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.

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Freelance writer Sheryl Nonnenberg can be emailed at [email protected]


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