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Museum presents "An Evening with Donner Party Survivor Margaret Breen" tonight

Event is a part of the Ed Kinney Speakers Series

"An Evening with Donner Party Survivor Margaret Breen" will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton.

History and humanities professor Dr. Doris Dwyer will be playing Margaret Breen -- a member of the Donner party.

Breen and her family were a part of the 81 pioneers who found themselves trapped in the Sierra Nevada snow in 1864, where they were one of two families that survived. Only 45 pioneers were able to reach California.

Breen spent the remainder of her life in San Juan Bautista, and she died in 1874.

Tickets to this event are $10 general admission, $7 seniors, $5 member and $3 students/teacher with ID. Tickets can be purchased at Museum on Main Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sunday 1-4 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 462-2766 -- these tickets will be available at will call at the Firehouse Arts Center on the evening of the event.

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Posted by #Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm

thank you mrs. breen...i'm not very hungy...i'll just have a few acorns and a grasshopper...


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I'm curious but I find the topic of cannibalism waaaaaaay spooky and so I had better not see the presentation.

I can imagine being invited over to share a meal and suspecting that I might be the meal? Is it the same as the last supper or what? Were the members of the Donner Party of various religious faiths? just asking...

whew...i would have preferred a fish soup










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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm

History is there to be learned from.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Ok, cholo, that was pretty funny, I must admit.


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Posted by Junipero
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2014 at 7:37 am

I'm finding this entire topic a bit hard to swallow.


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