ABOUT THIS EVENT
The Museum of Ventura County will present an evening with noted author and acclaimed biographer Yunte Huang. He will be reading from, discussing and signing his book, “INSEPARABLE: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History” on May 24 at Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails at a no-host bar. Huang will speak starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with KCLU’s Duncan Lively. Activities will conclude with a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Museum. Admission to the event is free.
The book details how the two men, the original Siamese twins, were “discovered” and subsequently exploited by an enterprising Scotsman named Robert Hunter during a visit to Thailand, which was then known as Siam. It tells of them leaving their family in early 1829 for what was supposed to be a “whirlwind tour” through Boston, London, New York, Philadelphia and New York.
“We at the Museum are very excited to host this event. This book is beautifully written and extremely engaging. It fascinatingly details a story not many people are familiar with that has made its way into the heart of our collective lexicon,” said Elena Brokaw, Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director of the Museum of Ventura County. For more information, visit VenturaMuseum.org or call 805-653-0323.