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March 2019

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 - Wednesday, October 9, 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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Weekend Family Fun – John’s Journals

Friday, April 26, 2019 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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£1

Drop in anytime to find out about John's writing in our new exhibition and make up you're own journal to record what's important to you! Suggested donation £1.

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May 2019

Weekend Family Fun – John’s Journals

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Monday, May 6, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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£1

Drop in anytime to find out about John's writing in our new exhibition and make up you're own journal to record what's important to you! Suggested donation £1.

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Weekend Family Fun – Words, Words, Words

Friday, May 31, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Sitting alongside our John Muir, Writer exhibition, we are exploring some of the words John used in his writing. Focussing on the story of Stickeen we can see he used very different words to describe Stickeen before and after their adventure. How do you think a stranger would describe your pet, and what words would you use?

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June 2019

Weekend Family Fun – Words, Words, Words

Friday, June 7, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Sitting alongside our John Muir, Writer exhibition, we are exploring some of the words John used in his writing. Focussing on the story of Stickeen we can see he used very different words to describe Stickeen before and after their adventure. How do you think a stranger would describe your pet, and what words would you use?  

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Weekend Family Fun – Words, Words Words

Friday, June 14, 2019 - Sunday, June 16, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Sitting alongside our John Muir, Writer exhibition, we are exploring some of the words John used in his writing. Focussing on the story of Stickeen we can see he used very different words to describe Stickeen before and after their adventure. How do you think a stranger would describe your pet, and what words would you use?

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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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