It's a drizzly day and you have toddlers running wild. What do you do to keep them happy and entertained?
Head to M.o.M's Reading Time!
Musueum on Main offers preschoolers and their families a free monthly reading program with crafts! This is blissful time where your little one is learning and creating, and you get a moment to breathe.
The 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10-11 a.m. you can know that your kids are having the time of their life. Next event is October 10 with the book Creepy Critters being featured.
Admission is free, although donations are always happily accepted.
No reservations are required unless you are a large group or playgroup, then please contact Museum on Main in advance at 925-462-2766.
Museum on Main brings you a lecture series like no other. In the past you could hear Mark Twain, Bonnie and Clyde, and even President Roosevelt speak at the An Evening With... events. But this event is for all the Bay Area locals that remember the TV show "Creature Feature."
Sponsored by Jack Harrington on Tuesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. John Stanley, the host of the Bay Area TV show, Creature Feature, will be speaking about the monster movie boom of the 1950's. He'll also dish on the many TV star interviews he did as an entertainment writer for the San Francisco Chronicle.
You don't want to miss this lecture. Go to www.museumonmain to learn more about this event. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, $5 for Members and Seniors, and $3 for Students/Teachers with I.D.
Past An Evening With... DVD's are available for purchase that the Museum on Main gift shop.
A couple days ago, in the afternoon hours, two tween gentlemen visited Museum on Main. I saw them step through the front door, not quite knowing what was to be expected of this adventure. It was a fairly busy afternoon since schools were out for the winter holiday break and is was a beautiful day to be in Downtown Pleasanton. The boys disappeared into the History Gallery for some time, perhaps to admire the decayed revolver in the Founding Father’s case or to secretly try their hand at working the old switchboard.
I had forgotten about them until the moment I turned the corner into the Rail World exhibit area. By then, the boys were bounding from the room. They stopped in their tracks when they saw me and one of the boys shouted to me with great surprise, “History is so cool!”
I smiled and said, “Spread the word…”
Have they told you yet?
On Saturday night, September 24th, bandits and wild women took over the Pleasanton at the Museum on Main's Annual fundraiser, Brothels, Bar Rooms & Bandits! About 200 guests enjoyed their step back in time to the 1890s with entertainment, gambling, and a bbq dinner. It was the largest event yet... get your tickets early next year!
Thank you to Nicole Dalesio for running the photo booth... click here to see some of those bandits and wild women: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksBP7XB2M_s
The police were called to Museum on Main today! 28 Guests were enjoying M.o.M.'s Reading Time, a free early literacy program sponsored by Target, when in walked Retired Pleasanton Police Officer Roy Ficken and his adorable service dog, Gandalf II. Ficken and his pint-sized dog were on hand to enjoy the Caldecott Award winning book Officer Buckle and Gloria...with an uncanny resemblance to Pleasanton's own retired officer and his sidekick dog. Following the book and take home craft the children and parents were invited to a meet and pet with Gandalf.
Sunday, August 21st, Museum on Main Volunteers joined together at the Sports Park in Pleasanton to enjoy a lovely afternoon bbq and root beer float... Here are some pics... enjoy!