‘The Life & Legacy of John Muir’ at State Theatre in Auburn | TheUnion.com

‘The Life & Legacy of John Muir’ at State Theatre in Auburn

The community is invited to an informative historical evening at the State Theatre in Auburn as John Muir’s great-great-grandson, Robert Hanna, takes the audience on a personal and up-close look at the many sides of Muir. The evening will include a look at Muir’s entire life, with include unique stories and many rare and seldom seen images from the family’s collection, as well as stories only be told by Muir’s family.

Muir, “Father of the National Parks” and founder of The Sierra Club, is considered “one of the patron saints of 20th century American environmental activity. He has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world,” writes biographer, Steven J. Holmes.

In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the western forests. He petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas.

The 211-mile John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, Mount Muir, and Muir Glacier.

The presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn. General admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students with an ID. For more information, visit http://www.livefromauburn.com or call 530-885-0156.

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