"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.