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    National Historic Site California

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December 11, 2014
100th Anniversary of John Muir's Death
On December 24, 1914, Christmas Eve, John Muir passed away in a hospital in Los Angeles of pneumonia. At the time, he was visiting his youngest daughter Helen Muir Funk, his son-in-law Earl Funk and his grandchildren. Join us on December 24, 2014 at 11:00 am at John Muir National Historic Site - in the Victorian house he lived in for 24 years – and participate in a commemorative celebration of this great man’s life. Visitors will be able to share what John Muir means to them and how they view the importance of his legacy over the next 100 years.

December 09, 2014
John Muir National Historic Site Hosts 2014 Winter Solstice Campfire
Join the National Park Service for a free winter solstice-themed campfire program on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, CA. The program begins at 3 PM with crafts and games in the park orchards and continues with a campfire from 5-7 PM. Rangers will lead the group in songs, stories and activities to celebrate the longest night of the year, the changing of the seasons and the legacy of John Muir, one of the greatest naturalists and conservationists the United States has ever known.

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