John Muir's Birthplace | Exhibitions

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

As well as our wonderful permanent exhibition we are delighted to present a programme of changing temporary exhibitions. 

John Muir and America's Best Idea

August to October 2016

2016 is the Centenary of the US National Park Service. This exhibition by Friends of John Muir's Birthplace examines some of the parks most closely associated with Muir.

An Ingenious Whittler - John Muir the Inventor

Saturday 5th March to Sunday 31st July 2016

Find out more about John Muir the Inventor! Our temporary exhibition celebrating the Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design looks at everything from his clocks and barometers to plans for study desks and 'early rising machines'. Sit on the loafer's chair for a noisy surprise or draw up a blueprint for your own invention!

Yosemite National Park, 125 Years Old presented by Friends of John Muir's Birthplace

Wednesday 6th January to Sunday 28th February

On 1 October 1890, Yosemite National Park came into being to protect over 1,100 square miles (3,000 square km) of California's Sierra Nevada. John Muir was a key figure in its creation. This exhibition looks at Muir's contribution, the area's geological history, the story of its indigenous population, its attraction for artists and photographers and more.  Dunbar Grammar School's biennial visits are represented by some of the superb photographs taken by former DGS student Euan McIntosh in 2014.

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