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John Muir Exhibit

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Scotland celebrated The Year of Natural Scotland in 2013, and 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. 

In the Year of Homecoming 2014, the celebration of John Muir is extended with the Festival of John Muir beginning the Homecoming Celebrations in April in Scotland,

Now in 2014 "In the Footsteps of John Muir" will tour.  ASF, working with the National Capital Tartan Day Committee, presents the exhibit at the Arts Club, Washington DC from April 15-28, 2014.

From Washington DC the exhibit moves to Chicago where it will be shown in conjunction with the Chicago Scots.  Details and further dates to be announced shortly.


As part of Scotland Tartan Week 2013, the Year of Natural Scotland, the exhibit in New York 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".

Information on Ken Paterson's work can be viewed at

Ken Paterson's images are now available to buy online here: They can be shipped anywhere in the world, and each time you buy a print, a donation will be made to the American-Scottish Foundation.