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John Muir Exhibit
As part of Scotland Tartan Week 2013, ASF hosted a photographic exhibition "In The Footsteps of John Muir" by renowned Scottish photographer Ken Paterson. The exhibit traces Muir's early days in Dunbar, Scotland to his love of Yosemite, allowing one to see the enviroment Muir loved and did so much to help preserve. Presented in conjunction with the National Park Service, it was open to the public for viewing from April 3-26, 2013.
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In the Footsteps of John Muir on the NPS site...
"The exhibit "In the Footsteps of John Muir" is currently on display at Federal Hall National Memorial.
Scottish photographer Ken Paterson brings thirty beautiful images of both his native land and America's most amazing places to Federal Hall in honor of several anniversaries. April 21, 2013 would have been the 175th birthday of John Muir, one of America's most important conservationists and the man often called the "Father of the National Parks." Born in Dunbar, Scotland, Muir immigrated to America with his family when he was a boy. Additionally, April 6 marks Tartan Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence."
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ASF, in association with National Park Service, hosted a reception on April 8.
The exhibit, part of Scotland Tartan Week 2013, the Year of Natural Scotland, also celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the birth of John Muir on April 21, and Earth Day on April 22. In honor of Earth Week (April 21-25), Federal Hall showed the documentary film "John Muir In The New World" - honoring too John Muir's birthday.
John Muir (April 21, 1838–December 24, 1914) is today referred to as the “Father of the National Parks".