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Contact: Daniel Prial, 925-228-8860 ext. 6323
Free, Fun-Filled Family Days Continue at John Muir National Historic Site
Enjoy a day of family fun with hands-on activities for children and families on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, CA. The program begins at 10 AM and ends at 2 PM. National Park Service staff will run rotating activity stations in the park orchards.
In the spirit of John Muir, one of the greatest naturalists and conservationists the United States has ever known, Family Days give children and families a chance to connect with nature and experience aspects of Victorian life. Family Days continue through August with varying activities.
On July 27, potential activities include practicing calligraphy with quills and ink and listening to storybook readings. Victorian-era games such as croquet and horseshoes will also be available. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lunch and have a picnic among the trees.
Created in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and gravesite of conservationist and national park advocate John Muir. Mt. Wanda preserves 326 acres of grasslands and oak woodlands that were part of the original Muir/Strentzel ranch in the Alhambra Valley more than a century ago.
John Muir NHS, located at 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553, is open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission to the site is free of charge. For more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/jomu or call (925) 228-8860.