University of Pacific hosting John Muir Day | 60th Anniversary of his death

The California History Institute at the University of the Pacific, Stockton is putting on a tribute seminar on John Muir’s Legacy, 1914-2014. It is being held March 21-22.

Events include a Field Trip to Coulterville (John Muir Geotourism Center), John Muir Highway, Groveland, and Crane Flat. Lunch is in Coulterville at the historic Jeffery Hotel (a fee event).


John Muir was a big guy!

John Muir was a big guy!

The actual symposium is on campus in Grace Covell Hall. 9 AM to 4:30 PM by registration only. A reception follows in the University Library.

Here is the agenda:

8:30 AM Registration
9:00 Welcome; President Pamela Eibeck
9:15 John Muir’s Connection with UoP
9:30 “Muir, Ruskin, Uncle Sam, Planet Earth: Gains and Losses”
11:45 Lunch Buffet (a fee event))
12:30 “Cosmos, Nature and the Web of Life. Alexander von Humboldt
influence on John Muir.”
2:20 “John Muir: Blazing the Path Toward the 1964 Wilderness Act
and 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.”
3:00 Stephen Holmes, “Muir’s Cultural Legacy: Science and Storytelling
from ‘The California Alps’ to Climate Change Communication”
3:45-4:30 John Muir Class University of the Pacific
4:30-4:45 Wrap Up
5:00-6:00 PM. Reception, University Library

Open to the public – Here’s the registration form


Unrelated thought worth quoting: “There is not a “fragment” in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.’ – John Muir

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One Response to University of Pacific hosting John Muir Day | 60th Anniversary of his death

  1. Maureen L says:

    that would be the centenary, right?

    time flies…

    UOP holds about 75% of Muir’s papers and makes them available to researchers. when you see a citation for “Holt-Atherton Special Collections,” it’s them.

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