SAVE THE DATE: 5th ANNUAL JOHN MUIR FESTIVAL MAY 31, 2014
Extra! Extra! Successful 4th Annual John Muir Festival
Coulterville Park, located in Coulterville, California at intersection of Highways 49 and 132- the beginning of the Historic John Muir Route, hosted the outdoor nature experience. The ‘schootcher’ (Muir’s word for adventure) began with attendees receiving a journal with which they followed Muir’s principles of observation, appreciation and expression while visiting ten nature stations and activities including Nature Bingo, tree fairies and ice glaciers.
The fun and entertainment continued throughout the day with music from Faux Renwah, Sequoia and Geri and the Atrics. Guests brought a picnic lunch in the park or chose from any of the available food vendors serving burgers, hot dogs, tri-tip sandwiches, ice cream, fresh fruit smoothies, lemonade and Kettle corn among other items. Artisans and craftspeople were on hand showing their wares, and many attendees visited nearby Maxwell Creek where gold was found in the 1800’s and is still present, and then tried gold panning at Sierra Survival and Outdoors.
Tramp and Rough Rider Dinner Theater- SOLD OUT and a great time had by all.
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GEOTOURISM CENTER OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATES MUIR
John Muir Geotourism Center Open House
John Muir Geotoursim Center official ribbon cutting and open house took place at 5016 Main Street, Coulterville on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1 – 4 p.m.
It’s Here! After several years of hard work and planning, a highway dedication for the Historic John Muir Route in 2010 and three John Muir Festivals, the John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC) is now open and receiving visitors! JMGC honors the legacy of Muir while sharing the nature, culture and activities that Coulterville in the Sierra Nevada foothills has to offer.
The Historic Gazzolo building located at 5016 Main Street in Coulterville is the new home of the Center. To celebrate this historic occasion, the JMGC Board of Directors hosted the celebration for the opening of the center and John Muir’s birthday.
Muir was born on April 21, 1838, however, to allow for those traveling from afar, the event was scheduled for Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. As with all birthday parties, cake and refreshments were served. A good time was had by all.
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