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Museum on Main announces 2017 speakers schedule

Attendance continues to grow for popular program

An evening with Booker T. Washington will lead off the 2017 schedule of speakers sponsored by the Museum on Main.

Washington, the major African-American spokesman after the Civil War,will be portrayed by scholar and Chautauquan James Armstead at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Firehouse Arts Center.

The nine other scheduled performances , all starting at 7 p.m., are:

Feb. 14, An Evening with Harriett Tubman;

March 21, An Evening with Bernardo de Galvez;

April 11, An Evening with Hugh Liang;

May 9, An Evening with Louisa May Alcott;

June 13, An Evening with Huey Long;

July, An Evening with George Washington;

Aug. 8, An Evening with John D. Rockefeller;

Sept. 19, An Evening with Winston Churchill, and,

Oct. 10, An Evening with Buffalo Bill Cody.

“People have been clamoring to find out who will be visiting Pleasanton for the 2017 Speaker Series,” said Sarah Schaefer, the Museum's director of education and its coordinator for the speaker series.

Going into the seventh year of monthly performances at the Firehouse Arts Center, attendance has continued to grow for the series with more than 2,200 people attending last year’s speaker series.

“We often hear that this is the hottest ticket in town and the most affordable, so it was no surprise when last year all 10 of our shows sold out months in advance,” Schaefer said.

The museum this year is encouraging individuals to get their tickets well in advance.

For more information on the Ed Kinney Speakers Series visit www.museumonmain.org or phone Museum on Main at (925) 462-2766.

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