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Virtual Presentation: John Muir, Museum Of The San Ramon Valley


Date(s) – 04/15/2021
11:30 am – 12:30 pm


John Muir: California’s Most Famous Resident – A free virtual presentation from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Everyone living in California has heard of John Muir and knows he was a conservationist and had a role in preserving Yosemite National Park. But, he was far more than that. Would you associate words like an inventor, world traveler, University Wisconsin with John Muir? Attend the free virtual presentation on Thursday, April 15 at 11:30 and find out.

The museum will feature Garrett Dailey, an attorney and noted authority on John Muir, for our April Third Thursday Program. Mr. Dailey is a resident of Alamo and a part-time resident of Scotland. Mr. Dailey has developed and taught a course on John Muir at the University of Edinburgh OLL as well as lectured and spoke with various groups and organizations.

In this presentation, you will learn about why John Muir was officially voted California’s most famous resident. You will follow John Muir’s life from Scotland to migrating as a child to America. His education and quest to save nature and the beauty it holds. Beyond being voted California’s most famous resident, you may likely come away thinking of Muir as one of the world’s most interesting men.

To attend this free online presentation please visit our website at  museumsrv.org and go to the Events section or call 925 837-3750.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located at 205 Railroad Ave Danville CA 94526. The museum is now open please check our website or call for days and times.


  1. “Sierra Club apologizes for racist views of ‘father of national parks’ John Muir”, The Guardian July 23 2020.
    Those aspects of this interesting man are less known, but part of the full picture. The racist quotes and the company he kept, white supremacists and eugenicists, according the the Sierra Club apology, are part of that picture of the man just as are the wonders of our national parks.

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