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Our branch President, Fred Rutledge, will be speaking at the Museum on Wednesday, 08 November at 7pm.

Note that pre-registration is required as seats are extremely limited. Please call the museum at (925) 462-2766 to reserve your spot.

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Reserve Your Spot Now!…A Discussion with… Historian Fred Rutledge…Date:…Wednesday, November …
Exhibit: “Over There and Over Here: The First World War I and the Valley”…On Display Again Startin…
M.O.M.’s…Reading Time -…November 8th…Preschoolers are invited to enjoy this months theme “Givi…
Save the Date!…Wines & Valentines 2018…”A Winemaker’s Dinner”…Friday, February 9th at 6:30pm.….

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Reserve Your Spot Now!
A Discussion with… Historian Fred Rutledge
Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm presentation
                  8:00pm-9:00pm dessert reception
Join us at the Museum on Main for a discussion with historian Colonel (CA) Fred Rutledge. This presentation, entitled The Doughboy Experience: Americans in the Great War, aims to honor those men and women who served in the World War by providing a glimpse into what they went through 100 years ago. Rutledge will discuss the lead-up to America’s declaration of war against Germany in April of 1917, the mobilization of military force, the battles in France and the return of troops in 1919. Rutledge will weave together historical events, stories, and WWI artifacts to create a narrative that explores in more detail what is was like, both physically and mentally, for these young men to enter military service, live in the trenches, and eventually return home after the Armistice took effect on November 11, 1918 at 11:00 am.
Fred Rutledge will also dedicate some of his discussion to exploring the role California and the Bay Area had on the World War I.
Colonel (CA) Fred Rutledge is a member of the California Military Heritage Command and is on the California World War One Centennial Committee.
Pre-registration is required as seats are extremely limited. Please call the museum at (925) 462-2766 to reserve your spot. At 8:00 pm, after the presentation, there will be a public reception with desserts, doughnuts in honor of the doughnut dollies, hot chocolate, and apple cider. Fred Rutledge will be available to answer questions throughout the reception.
This program is done in conjunction with the Museum on Main’s current exhibit “Over There and Over Here” which displays WWI artifacts and focuses on the effects WWI had on Pleasanton.




 Exhibit: “Over There and Over Here: The First World War I and the Valley”
On Display Again Starting – November 2nd through December 6th
When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the Amador-Livermore Valley became part of our country’s greatest mobilization of people and resources since the Civil War. This exhibit tells the stories both of those who went “over there” and those who supported the war effort at home.

M.O.M.’s Reading Time – November 8th
Preschoolers are invited to enjoy this months theme “Giving Thanks” with books and crafts at M.O.M.’s (Museum On Main’s) Reading Time on November 8th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
 M.O.M.’s Reading Time is a free literacy program designed to introduce preschool aged children to books and activities about the unique people, cultures, and events in their community.
M.O.M.’s Reading Time takes place the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Museum On Main, 603 Main Street in Pleasanton.

 Save the Date!
Wines & Valentines 2018
“A Winemaker’s Dinner”
Friday, February 9th at 6:30pm
Castlewood Country Club
$95 per person
Join us for the 11th Annual Wines & Valentines Dinner. This special fundraising event features wines exquisitely paired with a delicious multi-course gourmet dinner!
More information will be posted in late 2017 about event details as we get closer to the event in February.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Museum on Main.
Jim DeMersman, Executive Director
Museum on Main Street
Museum on Main Street, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566