Museum on Main in downtown Pleasanton is hosting Dublin historian Steve Minniear in a discussion about his newest book, "Dublin, California: A Brief History," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. next Thursday (Sept. 19).
Minniear's presentation will include stories, historic images and answers to questions such as:
* How did the town get its name?
* How did Dublin end up being a smaller town than Pleasanton even though it had more hotels in 1860?
* What started that crazy residential development north of Interstate 580?
The hour-long presentation and discussion will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
Minniear is a longtime Dublin resident, author and historian. He is president of the Dublin Historical Preservation Association and a member of the Dublin City Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission. He is also the volunteer archivist for Dublin's Heritage Park and Museums, as well as volunteer curator for the Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center.
He is also co-author of "Dublin and the Tri-Valley: The World War II Years," a pictorial history of Camp Parks, Camp Shoemaker, Shoemaker Naval Hospital and Livermore Naval Air Station.
The presentation and reception, being held at the Museum on Main, 603 Main St. in Pleasanton, is free, but preregistration is required. Call 462-2766.
This program is part of the Museum on Main's lecture series entitled, "A Discussion with ...," which uses an intimate space to learn from and share ideas with speakers. For more information, visit www.museumonmain.org.