Monthly Archives: April 2011

Earth Day – Advocating John Muir’s vision

[ April 22, 2011; ] John Muir’s Birthday followed by Earth Day – the ideal opportunity for:
Advocating John Muir’s vision | Billion Acts of Green

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Sister Cities celebrate Muir Legacy

Sister Cities celebrate Muir Legacy | The Martinez News-Gazette
This week two cities on opposite sides of the pond celebrated the twinning of John Muir’s sauntering grounds – Dunbar and Martinez – and the famous conservationist who brought them together.

Muir wrote more than 300 articles and 12 books published in multiple languages heard around the world. [...]

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Dunbar-Martinez Sister City 30th Anniversary

On April 18th the Board of Directors of the John Muir Association in Martinez sent the following, beautifully worded, message to us all in Dunbar.

Dunbar-Martinez Sister City 30th Anniversary
April 18, 2011
The John Muir Association, in association with the National Park Service at the John Muir National Historic Site, extends hearty greetings to the Friends of [...]

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John Muir Guided Walk

[ April 21, 2011; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Celebrate John Muir’s birthday with a guided walk around the places that were important to the young John growing up in Dunbar in the 1840s. What games did he play? Find out about ‘sookin in goats’ and Dandy Doctors’. That helped keep him out of trouble! Tean and cake at the Birthplace after the walk. [...]

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John Muir the Writer

[ April 18, 2011; ] Monday 18th April to Saturday 7th May
Celebrating John Muir’s written legacy. As well as his campaigns to protect wildness and travel journals, Muir explored poetry and wrote many letters to family and friends.
Venue: Gibb Room, Dunbar Library

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John Muir Birthday – Earth Day Celebration

[ April 16, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Yet another major Muir-related event. This event is organised and hosted by the American equivalent of Friends – the John Muir Association – at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.

Earth Day Celebration
John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, we celebrate John Muir’s [...]

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John Muir in the New World

[ April 18, 2011; 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ] Although the following documentary film is only showing in the US on the PBS channel – so the time stated is for a US timezone – Friends… thought this news to be worthy of wider publicity. Perhaps we could arrange a showing of the video in conjunction with Dunbar Film?

John Muir in the New World
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John Muir Connections – JMB Exhibition

[ April 16, 2011; ] [caption id="attachment_351" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Photos by Steven Boyle and Duncan Scott"][/caption]
An exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of our twinning with Martinez, California, opened at John Muir’s Birthplace on 16th April and will run until 29th May. Local resident Steven Boyle, who was one of the first Rotary Club ‘ambassadors’ to visit Martinez in 1997, will [...]

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Dunbar and Martinez Celebrate 30th Anniversary

[ April 18, 2011; ] [caption id="attachment_256" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Commemorative plaque presented by the Mayor and City Council of Martinez"][/caption]Dunbar-Martinez is East Lothian’s third oldest twinning link, dating from 1981 – but the connection between the ‘sister cities’, to use the American terminology, goes back another hundred years.  Needless to say the association is due to Dunbar’s most famous son, [...]

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Welcome…

…to the new and improved Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace website. Friends… would like to thank OurLocality.Org in general, and Philip in particular, for the help and support provided in making this new web presence possible.
In the run up to the 173rd anniversary of Muir’s birth there are many Muir-related things happening and we’ll bring [...]

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