The magic of John Muir lives today in our public parklands and wilderness areas, the orchards and vineyards of Contra Costa County, sunsets atop Mt. Wanda, and in writings and teachings that spread the word about nature and our place in it.

John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
John Muir National Historic Site

A Centennial Celebration of John Muir's legacy

Keynote Speaker
Bruce Hamilton
Deputy Executive Director, Sierra Club

We will present our 36th annual John Muir Conservation Awards to the 2013 recipients

View 2013 Award Recipients and Achievements

Photo opportunities with "John Muir" and his
130-year-old giant sequoia tree

National Park Service Horticulturalist Keith Park
talks about the cloning of Muir's famous sequoia

John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, we celebrate John Muir’s April 21st birthday at his former home, along with Earth Day, which brings us closer to knowing our planet and practical ways to help it thrive.

Bring the family for fun-filled activities and entertainment:

  • Exhibitors with activities for everyone
  • Live music
  • Recycled Fashion Show
  • Silent auctions
  • Self-guided tours of the 1882 historic home and the drought-tolerant California Native Plant Garden
  • Junior ranger projects with National Park Service rangers
  • “John Muir” shares stories and birthday cake
  • Much more!

Food and beverages are available for purchase. This event will be held rain or shine—dress for the weather.

The 2014 Celebration is made possible by our great sponsors:

City of Martinez
Shell Martinez Refinery
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 302
Allied Waste Services

John Muir Birthday­–Earth Day

This 2014 Centennial year marks 100 years of John Muir’s legacy since his death

Join us
to celebrate John Muir’s 176th  birthday
44th Anniversary of Earth Day
and the

50th Anniversary of the John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26, 2014
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come rain or shine!

Admission and parking are FREE!

John Muir National Historic Site
Contact the John Muir NHS for more information:
(925) 228-8860


Bring the family for fun-filled activities and entertainment. The Celebration will be held at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California, which includes the 1882 Victorian home of the country's earliest and perhaps most influential advocate for nature—John Muir.

Location Details

The John Muir National Historic Site is located at 4202 Alhambra Avenue at Highway 4 in Martinez, California. For directions to the Muir Site, visit

Free parking is available at the Martinez Adult Education campus located on Alhambra Avenue at "F" Street; shuttles are provided to the Muir Site. The Celebration is presented by the John Muir Association and the National Park Service.

View and download a 2014 Program Schedule.

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