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Pleasanton Weekly

News - February 1, 2013

Museum honors Black History Month

Lecture series to present 'An Evening from a Grandmother's Perspective'

Museum on Main celebrates February as Black History Month in a special performance of "An Evening from A Grandmother's Perspective" by Ann Collins at the Firehouse Arts Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Collins, whose brother was one of the groundbreaking Tuskegee Airmen, became interested in history and the Tuskegee Airmen story at a young age.

"My brother was a fighter pilot who flew over 50 missions before his plane caught on fire and he was burned," Collins said. "Naturally I became interested in them at an early age."

Collins will take the stage as three separate characters in vignettes to examine life and experiences of women during the Civil War through World War II, including the Tuskegee Airmen. With a degree in speech and theater, Collins enjoys giving presentations to Bay Area audiences year-round.

The event is part of the museum's Ed Kinney Lecture Series, which is all general seating at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. in Pleasanton. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 Museum on Main members and seniors; and $3 students and teachers. Buy tickets at the museum, 603 Main St., or by calling 462-2766, or go to the theater box office.

--Dolores Fox Ciardelli

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