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April 2019

John Muir, Writer

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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In 2014 Dunbar-born John Muir, botanist, geologist, explorer, mountaineer and conservationist, became the 38th Scot to be commemorated in Writers’ Court in Edinburgh. His flagstone carries the words: “I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness.” Muir was convinced that only then would folk protect the environment. Muir sought to persuade people through his writings - letters, journals, articles for newspapers and magazines, and twelve books. The quill pen became his sword in the battle…

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August 2019

The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

Sunday, August 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Lady of the Waves RC Church Hall, Westgate
Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1JL United Kingdom
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Friends of John Muir's Birthplace is proud to present the Dunbar premiere of a new feature documentary on John Muir – the Scottish-born pioneer of the modern nature conservation movement. Independent filmmaker Michael M. Conti will attend the screening at Our Lady Of The Waves R.C Church Hall for an audience Q&A about the man often hailed as the founder of the world’s first national park system. This beautifully photographed film explores the remarkable life and influential works of a…

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