2024 Wines and Valentines:
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year's Wines and Valentines fundraising dinner!!! It was a HUGE success netting over $48,000! The money raised will go directly towards supporting the important work the Museum on Main does in our community.
Wines and Valentines 2025
Details still to come!
Join us for the 18th Annual Wines & Valentines Dinner and help raise money for the Museum on Main. We will be at the beautiful Palm Event Center on the Rubino Winery Estate. Event includes: 4 course meal, History Maker's Award, silent auction, live auction, wine pull, Fund-A-Need, music and dancing.
Thank you to all our 2024 event sponsors, donors, and attendees!!
2025 Live and Silent Auction Items:
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2024 History Makers Award Winners!
Neil and Beverly Sweeney
Kay and Charles Huff
Neil and Beverly Sweeney:
Neil and Beverly Sweeney have been a part of the fabric Pleasanton community for almost 75 years. Neil was an Amador Valley High School teacher, football coach, and Vice Principle, before helping design Foothill High School and serving as its first principle. Beverly was an educator in the district who took on long term sub positions and helped teach families who lived too far to come into school. Outside of the school district, the Sweeneys were engaged parents to 8 children and active community members. Among many activities, they were involved in developing youth sports in Pleasanton and supporting 4-H programs and their Catholic Faith Community. Countless students, families, teachers, staff, coaches, and administrators have been positively impacted by the love and care offered to them by the Sweeneys.
Kay and Charles Huff
The name Huff is intimately tied to the history of Pleasanton. As an architect Charles Huff turned his interest in history and historic buildings into a life of service to the community. In addition to supporting the restoration and preservation of historic buildings—including the Museum on Main—Charles brought Pleasanton’s past to life through walking tours, research, collection of stories and the public promotion of those community stories. He was a dedicated museum board member for over 30 years
and member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Jaycees, and both of Pleasanton’s Rotary clubs. Sadly, Charles passed away in 2023, but his impact on Pleasanton history continues through the establishment of the Charles Huff Memorial Fund. Charles’ wife, Kay, was always by his side supporting his efforts to share Pleasanton history, but Kay has also blazed her own trail of community service. She served on the Chamber of Commerce board and volunteered for a wide array of charitable efforts for local schools and non-profits. Kay also earned the Downtown Association Arch Angel award for her support of the downtown, including her involvement with the First Wednesday Street Parties and Holiday Home Parade. In 1992, she created the Kay’s Ladies’ Day at the Races at the Alameda County Fair as a “FUN-raiser” that hundreds of women have attended for 30-plus years.
2023 History Makers Award
The inaugural winners of the Museum on Main’s annual History Makers Award were the Takens family of Meadowlark Dairy and Judy Rathbone Burt.
Now in its third generation, the Takens' association with the dairy began in 1950 when Jannes and Janna Takens immigrated to the US and began working at the dairy, later leasing the business and then moving the operation to Tracy while opening a drive-thru retail dairy in 1969. It is now recognized as one of the only drive-thru dairies left in the state of California.
Judy Rathbone Burt is a native Pleasantonian. Her family settled here in 1881. Judy's love for the community, senior center, and the Museum is evident from her countless hours of volunteer service.