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Glass Collector Speaks To Historical Society
Wil Hecht, Escalon collector, displays an assortment of his glass and pottery at last Thursdays Memories Day presentation for the Riverbank Historical Society. His collection includes examples of a number of styles, artists and manufacturers. Ric McGinnis/The News

A local businessman and glass and pottery collector brought examples of that collection to this past week’s Memories Day at the Riverbank Historical Museum.

The Thursday morning event drew a dozen members of the Historical Society, which staffs and operates the museum.

Will Hecht, owner of the Heck of a Deal Discount Shop in Escalon, presented a program on pottery and glass favored by collectors.

He brought several examples from his collection of different styles, artists and manufacturers to show.

The historical society will take a break from Memories Day programs through the summer, with a scheduled return of both the presentations and general membership meetings in September.

Volunteers from the Riverbank Historical Society open the museum from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

The museum is located at 3237 Santa Fe Street in downtown Riverbank, next to City Hall North on Third Street.