Daily Archives: April 15, 2011
[ 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
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
[ 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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
…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 [...]