Annual General Meeting

November 28, 2017
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 6:45pm for 7:00pm

Council Chambers, Dunbar Town House, High Street, Dunbar

 Agenda

(i) Report of year’s activities

(ii) Filling any vacancies on Council[1]

(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.

[1] 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.

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Autumn 2017 Newsletter

The articles in the Summer 2017 issue of the Friends Newsletter include:

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting
  • The Wonders of Geology
  • John Muir and William Keith: Kindred Souls – a Friends’ Exhibition
  • How the Keith-Muir friendship started and grew
  • Sherida Bush leaves JMA Board
  • John Muir’s Birthplace – News
  • Membership News

For the complete contents of this newsletter please see FoJMB Newsletter #38, Autumn 2017.

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John Muir and Geology Exhibition

July 30, 2017toOctober 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.

 

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Summer 2017 Newsletter

The articles in the Summer 2017 issue of the Friends Newsletter include:

  • Friends’ Exhibition: 125 Years of the Sierra Club
  • Friends’ Exhibition: John Muir & Geology
  • The Artistic Expressions of John Muir
  • Dunbar Rowing Club first to row the John Muir Way
  • New John Muir’s Birthplace Website
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Visitor Book Comments
  • New Interactive Touchscreen
  • Local Museums – What’s On
  • Membership News

For the complete contents of this newsletter please see FoJMB Newsletter #37, Summer 2017 or go to the next page for the Scribd version.

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

The articles in the Spring 2017 issue of the Friends Newsletter include:

  • Annual General Meeting – Convener’s Report
  • Celebrating 125 Years of the Sierra Club
  • Jamie Hinrichs
  • Membership News

For the complete contents of this newsletter please see FoJMB Newsletter #36, Spring 2017 or go to the next page for the Scribd version.

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The Artistic Expressions of John Muir

May 13, 2017
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

 ‘The Artistic Expressions of John Muir’

A talk by

Michael Wurtz

at
Dunbar Town House – Saturday 13 May
beginning at 7.00pm but come along from 6.30pm[1]

 

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.

[1] 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.

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December 2016 Newsletter

The articles in the December 2016 issue of the Friends Newsletter include:

  • John Muir’s Birthplace – News
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting
  • Change of Financial Examiner
  • John Muir & America’s Best Idea
  • Yosemite’s LeConte Memorial Lodge Renamed
  • John Muir Birthplace Trust Annual Report for 2015-16
  • Membership News

For the complete contents of this newsletter please see FoJMB Newsletter #35, December 2016 or go to the next page for the Scribd version.

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August 2016 Newsletter

The articles in the August 2016 issue of the Friends Newsletter include:

  • John Muir & America’s Best Idea
  • Lee Stetson walks the John Muir Way
  • The Spirit of John Muir by Lee Stetson
  • Following in John Muir’s footsteps
  • US links growing
  • Visitors to the Birthplace
  • Membership News

For the complete contents of this newsletter please see FoJMB Newsletter #34, August 2016 or go to the next page for the Scribd version.

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March 2016 Newsletter

The articles in the March 2016 issue of the Friends Newsletter include:

  • Annual General Meeting – Convener’s Report
  • Celebrating 125 Years of Yosemite National Park
  • Dunbar Grammar School’s Next California Visit
  • John Muir Birthplace Welcomes 150,000th Visitor
  • Ohio Rotary Team To Visit John Muir’s Birthplace
  • An Ingenious Whittler – John Muir the Inventor
  • John Muir Coast Festival
  • Muir Is Back and Walking His Way!
  • Festival of Museums 2016
  • Coastword’s Dunbar Literary Festival 2016
  • Membership News

For the complete contents of this newsletter please see FoJMB Newsletter #33. March 2016 or go to the next page for the Scribd version.

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November 2015 Newsletter

The articles in the November 2015 issue of the Friends Newsletter include:

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting
  • Annual Sand Sculpture Competition
  • The Poet Painter and Nature’s Prophet
  • Kindred Spirits?
  • Yosemite National Park – 125 years old
  • Where To Now?
  • More from Martinez
  • The John Muir Concert
  • John Muir’s Birthplace Museum – News
  • Meaford, Ontario – Update
  • Membership News

For the complete contents of the newsletter see FoJMB Newsletter #32. November 2015.

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