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Contact: Daniel Prial, 925-228-8860 ext. 6424
John Muir used to tell his daughters stories around the dinner table at his family home in Martinez.Children and families are invited to join the National Park Service for a new story time program at the John Muir National Historic Site, to help keep Muir's tradition alive!
The next story time will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the Muir House. The program will continue throughout the year on the first Sunday of every month. National Park Service volunteers will share some of John Muir's greatest adventure stories, starting with the story of Stickeen – how John Muir survived a night in the Alaskan wild with a small dog.
Established in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and grave site of conservationist and national park advocate John Muir. Muir, born in Scotland, spent his entire life exploring, studying, and writing about his experiences in the American wilderness. He travelled throughout the world, but most notably in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and he considered Yosemite to be one of the most beautiful places he had ever lived. Before he passed away in 1914, he advocated for the preservation of five American national parks, and set the stage for a conservation movement that would change the face of this country and later earn Muir the title: "Father of the National Parks".
The John Muir National Historic Site is located at 4202 Alhambra Ave, in Martinez, CA (at the Alhambra Ave. exit off Highway 4).If the weather is nice, we recommend arriving early and having a picnic lunch on the grounds. After story time, visitors are welcome to stay for the regularly scheduled 2:00 PM house tour, to learn more about Muir's life.