Pleasanton will play host to a discussion of one of America's most recognizable presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt, at 7 p.m. tonight as part of the Museum on Main's recurring speaker series at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave.
Peter Small will take to the stage as the 32nd U.S. president for a one-man performance about the leader who guided the country through the Great Depression and into World War II.
Elected president at the depth of the Depression in 1932, Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves, promising prompt action and asserting in his inaugural address, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," museum organizers noted.
Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented four terms as president and served in office until his death in 1945 at the age of 63.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors (65 and older) and students (with valid identification), and $5 for members. They can be purchased online at www.museumonmain.org, by phone at 462-2766 or in person at Museum on Main, 603 Main St.
The museum is open weekly Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.