John Muir is looking forward to a trip back to his Birthplace thanks to St Joseph’s School in Selkirk. The P5,6,7 class have been doing their John Muir Award. After making beards, and making a scarecrow in the form of John Muir, which they invited to a birthday party for him on 21 April, they are now planning to bring John with them on their trip to Dunbar later in June.
The children have been enjoying finding out more about John’s childhood in Dunbar and are looking forward to seeing his childhood home.
John Muir’s Birthplace, Dunbar has had a brand new media display installed which puts visitors in charge of a selection of films. The new touchscreen interactive on the first floor currently hosts:
The project has been the result of a successful partnership between the John Muir Birthplace Charitable Trust and Sheena Irving AV, and replaces a DVD showing the John Muir’s Yosemite film on a loop which broke down at the end of last year.
Jo Moulin, Museums Officer (Promotions) said
We are delighted with the new display which puts visitors in charge of a choice of films. We would love to hear your suggestion for future John Muir related films.
John Muir’s Birthplace is open daily. Admission is free, but visitor donations have helped fund this project.