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Pleasanton: Family Day this weekend at Museum on Main

Activities to highlight Alviso Adobe

Family Days bring kids and adults alike to the Museum on Main lawn for activities and education. (Photo courtesy of Museum on Main)

The Museum on Main is celebrating community and the Alviso Adobe with its Family Day set for Saturday on the museum's front lawn in the heart of downtown Pleasanton.

The free event will feature activities to highlight the historic and natural assets of the Alviso Adobe Community Park, the city-operated park at the local heritage property off Foothill Road, which is serving as the museum's "Celebrate Community" partner this year.

"We feel very fortunate to be a part of a community with so many amazing organizations working to enrich the lives of Pleasanton and Tri-Valley residents. It is an honor to be able to partner with and help spotlight one of these great organizations each year through our Celebrate Community Family Day," said Sarah Schaefer, director of education for the museum.

The fully restored interpretive park tracks the history of the Amador Valley and the Alviso Adobe property, from its Native American beginnings to the days of the Spanish Ranchos to its time as a popular dairy site to finally its current use as a public park, according to Schaefer.

"The Alviso Adobe is such an amazing community resource, and we are eager to bring just a fraction of what they have to offer to downtown Pleasanton for our September Family Day," she added.

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Activities at the Family Day will include a hands-on archaeological activity, Ohlone game of staves, making diseños with oak gall ink, leaf rubbing, a live animal exhibit and more, according to Schaefer.

"You won't want to miss this unique opportunity, in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, to learn about the many inhabitants with which we share our environment and history," she said.

The Family Day activities are free, with no reservations required. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 18) outside of the museum at 603 Main St. For more information, visit www.museumonmain.org.

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Pleasanton: Family Day this weekend at Museum on Main

Activities to highlight Alviso Adobe

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Uploaded: Wed, Sep 15, 2021, 5:15 pm

The Museum on Main is celebrating community and the Alviso Adobe with its Family Day set for Saturday on the museum's front lawn in the heart of downtown Pleasanton.

The free event will feature activities to highlight the historic and natural assets of the Alviso Adobe Community Park, the city-operated park at the local heritage property off Foothill Road, which is serving as the museum's "Celebrate Community" partner this year.

"We feel very fortunate to be a part of a community with so many amazing organizations working to enrich the lives of Pleasanton and Tri-Valley residents. It is an honor to be able to partner with and help spotlight one of these great organizations each year through our Celebrate Community Family Day," said Sarah Schaefer, director of education for the museum.

The fully restored interpretive park tracks the history of the Amador Valley and the Alviso Adobe property, from its Native American beginnings to the days of the Spanish Ranchos to its time as a popular dairy site to finally its current use as a public park, according to Schaefer.

"The Alviso Adobe is such an amazing community resource, and we are eager to bring just a fraction of what they have to offer to downtown Pleasanton for our September Family Day," she added.

Activities at the Family Day will include a hands-on archaeological activity, Ohlone game of staves, making diseños with oak gall ink, leaf rubbing, a live animal exhibit and more, according to Schaefer.

"You won't want to miss this unique opportunity, in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, to learn about the many inhabitants with which we share our environment and history," she said.

The Family Day activities are free, with no reservations required. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 18) outside of the museum at 603 Main St. For more information, visit www.museumonmain.org.

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