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Thank You, John Muir!

A Visualization of the Proposed Visitor and Education Center in the Year 2000


  • The Center building is an attractive invitation for the increasing number of visitors to the Site.
  • The reception, staff, bookstore, auditorium, and educational functions thrive in the expanded available space.
  • The reading room in the Education Center has tables, chairs, cabinets,s helves, display cases, curator's desk, computers, and a security system.
  • A local high school student is at a table researching material for a term paper on Muir's refusal to use insecticides at the fruit ranch.
  • A visiting scholar, sponsored by a foundation's annual gift, studies revisions Muir made in successive editions of one of his books.
  • Someone, anywhere, accesses the Education Center bibliogrpahy through the Site Web page and leaves a message on the bulletin board.
  • The part-time librarian/curator comes in Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for a half day to catalog new materials and meet with students and visitors.
  • A secure exhibit case shows Helen Muir's complete set of her father's signed books, loaned by one of her son.s
  • Wall posters show scenes around Dunbar, a contemporary photo exhibit donated by the Dunbar John Muir Association.
  • A secure case exhibits geology texts owned by Muir and loaned by the Muir-Hanna Trust.
  • Several unique examples of Muir's literary work are out on loan from the site to instittu9ios such as the University of Wisconsin and the University of the Pacific, and items on loan to the Site are shown in the secure display cases.
  • The California Historical Society and the Commonwealth Club have scheduled evening meetings at the Site this week.

We welcome your help as a contributor or as a volunteer on the project to raise funds for a new Visitor and Education Center. Please call us at (925) 253-0769 or write to us at 99 Brookwood Rd., Suite 6, Orinda, CA 94563. E-mail: Fred Stickney
For more information: John Muir National Historic Site Capital Campaign Fund - offsite link

Help us say... "Thank You, John Muir!"


Source: adapted from a publication of the John Muir Memorial Association.

1998 January 24


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