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April 2017

Exhibition: 125 Years of the Sierra Club

Friday, April 21, 2017 - Wednesday, July 26, 2017
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Sierra Club poster

Discover how John Muir provided the inspiration for the Sierra Club and its message to explore, enjoy and protect the planet, and how the Club is rising to the environmental challenges of the 21st century. Now extended until 26 July.

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May 2017

Weekend Family Fun – Make a Suncatcher!

Friday, May 5, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, May 7, 2017 / 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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£1

Let's hope the sun is about to shine! Drop-in anytime to make a lovely suncatcher to hang at your window during the long summer days and brighten your room.

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Mike Wurtz

Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dunbar Town House Museum, High Street
Dunbar , EH42 1ER United Kingdom
Free

‘John Muir the Artist’? ‘The Artistic Expressions of John Muir’ Michael Wurtz, Head of Special Collections, University of the Pacific, CA A key figure in the continuing John Muir story, Michael Wurtz, is paying a fleeting visit to Dunbar on 13-14 May. Mike is Head of Special Collections at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. and one of his principal roles is as curator of the John Muir Papers and over a dozen Muir related collections. Today, approximately 75%…

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Deep Time and Scotland’s Time Lords

Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dunbar Town House Museum, High Street
Dunbar , EH42 1ER United Kingdom
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Free

The earth is 4600 million years old! Come along and make your very own earth clock. What does it have to do with meteorites, moon rocks and radioactive bananas? Can you fit the extinction of the dinosaurs (65 million years ago) and the evolution of humans (2 million years ago)? Suitable for families. No booking required – just drop in! Donations welcome.

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Angus Miller, Geo Walks – families beach exploration

Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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£5

Head down to the beach to explore Dunbar's rocky story. Where did all these pebbles come from? How many different types can we find? Each pebble contains clues to the past, telling us about the volcanoes and rivers that used to be here and helped make Dunbar special. We'll explore the rocks on the shore and look at the cliffs, to work out all the different things that have happened in the past - and what's going to happen next!

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Angus Miller, Geo Walks – Geology walk, harbour to Belhaven

Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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£5

A short walk along the Dunbar coastal path, to explore the different kinds of rock and the evidence of past activity. We'll find the remains of several volcanoes, about 340 million years old - lava flows, layers of ash, in-filled vents and intrusions. We will also dig deeper into Dunbar's geological history, finding some older sedimentary rocks, sandstone layers with intriguing features that tell us about the time when this area baked in a desert climate south of the equator.…

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