Museum on Main features historian William "Charlie" Chin at Firehouse tonight

'Evening with Uncle Toisan' lecture focuses on Asian experience

The Museum on Main will feature writer, story teller, musician and historian William "Charlie" Chin for "An Evening with Uncle Toisan" at 7 p.m. tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Chin is returning to Pleasanton to portray Chinese-American character Uncle Toisan, whose history-based life includes arriving in the United States as a "paper son" and spans the Chinese Exclusion Act, detainment at Angel Island, the post-civil rights era and the emergence of Asian-American consciousness.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 seniors and students, and $5 for museum members. Buy tickets online at, at the museum at 603 Main St. or call 462-2766.


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