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Pleasanton Weekly

News - June 7, 2013

Hear voices from the Civil War

Museum lecture is prelude to Lincoln exhibit

Pleasanton's Museum on Main kicks off a Civil War related exhibit and programs with "An Evening with Voices from the Civil War," beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

This program is part of the monthly Ed Kinney Speakers Series at the Firehouse Arts Center and will include two portrayals of Civil War characters that all ages will enjoy.

Alyssa Foster will step into the spotlight as abolitionist and Yankee spy Elizabeth Van Lew. Ernie Manzo, a member of the American Civil War Association, takes the stage as a Civil War soldier to display the uniform pieces and weapons, and talk about life in the soldier encampments.

Due to a scheduling change, Ethan Foster will be unable to perform in the role of politician and political theorist for the South, John C. Calhoun.

Tickets are $10 general, $5 museum members and seniors, and $3 students and teachers, with seating first come, first served at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. Purchase tickets at 462-3766.

The traveling exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," will be on display at the museum from June 12 through July 28. Museum on Main is one of the venues selected for this exhibition, which examines Abraham Lincoln's struggle to meet the constitutional challenges posed by the American Civil War. It was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

The Museum on Main is located at 603 Main St. For more information, visit www.museumonmain.org or call 462-2766.

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