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February 2019

School Holiday Family Fun – Valentine cards

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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At this time of year all thoughts turn to those we love! Why not stop by and make your own Valentine cards showing the things John Muir loved most in his life and the things you love.

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Chris Thomas 'Silva'

‘Silva’ by Chris Thomas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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We are delighted to present ‘Silva: a meditation on trees and woods in eleven photographs’ by photographer Chris Thomas. 20th February – 24th March. Humankind has had an intimate relationship with trees and woodland since the days of our earliest ancestors – on the one hand, practical and prosaic, on another, a deeply-felt sense of their intrinsic value as living things, expressed spiritually by some. The importance of trees and woodland as part of a sustainable, richly-biodiverse and resilient future…

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Weekend Family Fun – Butterfly clips

Friday, February 22, 2019 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, February 24, 2019 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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It's feeling almost spring-like now! Celebrate and pop in to our family drop-in craft anytime and make a lovely butterfly clip to take home and use. Do let us know about the butterflies you see in your garden or around the parks. Suggested donation £1.

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March 2019

Weekend Family Fun – get to know a tree!

Friday, March 1, 2019 - Sunday, March 3, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Chris Thomas 'Silva'

To sit alongside the beautiful images in our new exhibition 'Silva' by Chris Thomas, come along and have a go at some tree-based crafty fun! Take bark rubbings, match wood to leaves and think about all the creatures and flowers that make trees their home!

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RSPB Activity Day

Saturday, March 9, 2019 / 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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On Saturday 9th March John Muir’s Birthplace is welcoming the RSPB — the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. They have over a million members and together they help to give nature a home. Although they're the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, they help lots of other wildlife too — making ideal habitats for birds also benefits other creatures. Come along from 10.30am until 4pm to do some wildlife activities and find out how you can give nature…

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John Muir in the French Pyrenees

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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A powerpoint exhibition about John Muir and the origin of the first American National Parks in the French Pyrenees! The panels of this exhibition were done last school year by nine sixteen-year-old pupils from Jean Dupuy High School in Tarbes with the help of a history and geography teacher and myself. Tarbes is situated in the south west of France, very near to the Pyrenees National Park. I have been teaching English in this school for three years. Being a…

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Weekend Family Fun – get to know a tree!

Friday, March 22, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Chris Thomas 'Silva'

To sit alongside the beautiful images in our new exhibition 'Silva' by Chris Thomas, come along and have a go at some tree-based crafty fun! Take bark rubbings, match wood to leaves and think about all the creatures and flowers that make trees their home!

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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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Easter Holiday Fun! – Make Your Own Graphic Novel

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Monday, April 22, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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To celebrate our new exhibition, John Muir, Writer, we invite children and families of all ages to drop in and draw your own graphic novel telling the story of John Muir and Stickeen's adventures in Alaska! This free activity is available throughout our opening times from 1 - 22 April, and we would love for you to share your work with us on our facebook and twitter feeds, John Muir's Birthplace and @JM_Birthplace

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RSPB Activity Day

Monday, April 8, 2019 / 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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On Monday 8th April John Muir’s Birthplace is welcoming the RSPB — the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. They have over a million members and together they help to give nature a home. Although they're the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, they help lots of other wildlife too — making ideal habitats for birds also benefits other creatures. Come along from 10.30am until 4pm to do some wildlife activities and find out how you can give nature…

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