|November 28, 2017|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 6:45pm for 7:00pm
Council Chambers, Dunbar Town House, High Street, Dunbar
(i) Report of year’s activities
(ii) Filling any vacancies on Council
(iii) Other competent business
Non-members will be warmly welcomed and after the AGM business – at 7:30pm in the Community Room – Craig Pritchett will give an illustrated talk on Hutton and Siccar Point entitled
Peering into the Abyss of Time: Siccar Point
Craig’s talk will give his purely personal ‘take’ on what is undoubtedly a local wonder and well worth a visit, especially if you can manage that slightly awkward descent and confront the extraordinary rock formations head on and close-up, as Hutton did, in 1788, when he and his two companions got off their boat at Siccar Point. Craig will also explain the Unconformity’s main contours and its significance in lay-terms and to convey Hutton’s claim (made by others) to be the Father of Modern Geology, which is undoubtedly strong. Photographs that Craig and his daughter took on a recent descent to Siccar Point will provide a dramatic backdrop to this illustrated talk.
 Nominations for Council accompanied with the nominee’s agreement in writing and items for consideration under other competent business should be lodged with the Secretary, c/o John Muir’s Birthplace Museum, 126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ by Friday 24th November 2017.
|July 30, 2017||to||October 5, 2017|
The second Friends’ exhibition of 2017, ‘John Muir & Geology’, runs in the Birthplace from July 30th until October 5th and explores John Muir’s passion for geology and the role this played in his own adventures and discoveries.
In addition to the 8 exhibition panels and the display case contents, Ross Combe has also commissioned a 3D print of Yosemite Valley which illustrates the glacial action of its formation. Ross has also installed interactive buttons below each panel that, when pressed, give additional audio commentary.
|May 13, 2017|
|6:30 pm||to||8:30 pm|
‘The Artistic Expressions of John Muir’
A talk by
Dunbar Town House – Saturday 13 May
beginning at 7.00pm but come along from 6.30pm
Mike is Head of Special Collections at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA., and one of his principal roles is as curator of the John Muir Papers and over a dozen Muir related collections.
Muir the artist is not a title that many would give him but, using artistic images from Muir’s journals, manuscripts, letters & drawings, Mike will examine how Muir used his masterful observational skills to study, promote, and protect our natural places. He will also use others to share some of Muir’s gripping near-death adventures – such as the time he experienced a Yosemite Valley earthquake.
 Enjoy a glass of wine or a soft drink and a chance to meet Mike and fellow Californian Jamie Hinrichs, an environmental historian and PhD student at St Andrews University.