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What Next for Friends of John Muir Birthplace? – Post-Event Blog

Another event in our What If? series was organised in collaboration with the Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace on Wednesday 24th March 2021. Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace is a local charity that supports the ongoing work of the John Muir Birthplace Charitable Trust and the staff of John Muir’s Birthplace.

During the event, five speakers shared their presentations and discussed the following themes:

  • What role does John Muir’s Birthplace play in the life of the town and the High Street?
  • What can we learn from John Muir’s life and legacy to support and inspire us?
  • What role for the Birthplace in supporting the transition to a better future for all of us?

Participants had a chance to learn more about the work and achievements of the Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace in advancing its aims of:

  • educating the public concerning John Muir and his belief in the unique and irreplaceable value of wild places and wild creatures
  • implementing John Muir’s philosophy practically by conserving, restoring and enhancing landscape and wildlife in East Lothian and Scotland

For those of you who have missed our event, you can watch a recording here:

Please note that John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe outdoor exhibition is still open at the Dunbar Harbour Battery.  The exhibition is the latest in the series created by the Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace over the years. This one focuses on Muir’s legacy and his role as an environmental activist and campaigner and his relevance for our situation today.

This outdoor installation of the exhibition is a collaboration between Friends of The John Muir Birthplace, Sustaining Dunbar and Dunbar Harbour Trust. Its content is also available online and can be viewed here