A travelling John Muir library exhibit is making its way across Wisconsin!
Through 2016 the Wisconsin Historical Society is providing a free exhibit to public libraries in 25 communities. The exhibit explores Muir’s youth, advocacy for national parks, and his views on environmental issues such as logging, hunting and climate change. The exhibit includes eight panels and each library receives enough free copies of Muir’s memoir The Story of my Boyhood and Youth to host a book club. Libraries are also receiving an anthology created by the Historical Society called Wisconsin’s Environmental Tradition: A Reader to put Muir’s memoir into context. Society staff are also giving presentations about Muir and leading book discussions at each location. Dates and locations of the exhibits are listed below. More information on the exhibit can be found on the Wisconsin Historical Society’s website.
Dates and Locations
1/19/2016 Port Washington 2/2/2016 Greenfield
2/16/2016 Reedsburg 3/2/2016 Manitowoc 3/15/2016 Princeton 3/29/2016 Waterford 4/12/2016 Oak Creek 4/26/2016 Crandon 5/10/2016 Marinette 5/24/2016 Sun Prairie 6/7/2016 Montello 6/21/2016 Mt. Horeb 7/5/2016 Lake Mills 7/19/2016 New Berlin 8/2/2016 Ashland 8/16/2016 Fort Atkinson
- 8/30/2016 Sturgeon Bay
- 9/13/2016 Wisconsin Rapids
- 9/27/2016 Hudson
- 10/11/2016 Neenah/Menasha
- 10/25/2016 Jefferson
- 11/8/2016 Prairie du Chien
- 11/22/2016 Bayfield
- 12/6/2016 Monona
- 12/20/2016 St. Francis
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. – John Muir