As part of our on-going John Muir celebrations an exhibition focussing on his return visit to Scotland in 1893 will be touring local libraries from May before finishing up at Callendar House later this summer.
The exhibition links the world of Scottish diaspora with the desire of those of Scottish ancestry to revisit their roots. Focussed on the emigrant John Muir - the world renowned environmentalist from Dunbar - the exhibition, originally produced for Homecoming Scotland 2009, goes back in time to Muir’s only return visit to Scotland in 1893. It follows Muir’s journey through Scotland, England and Europe as a tourist and the memories he shared with friends and relatives visited during the trip.
The exhibition can be viewed at our libraries from May until July, before finishing up at Callendar House. We’ve also got a catalogue of John Muir books available at our libraries so you can find out more about John Muir, his life and works.
Exhibition tour dates:
Grangemouth Library 18th – 28th May
Falkirk Library 1st – 11th June
Larbert Library 15th – 25th June
Meadowbank Library 29th June – 9th July
Bo’ness Library 13th – 23rd July
Callendar House 27th July – 6th August
For more information about John Muir and our programme of events visit our John Muir web hub.
This exhibition is on loan to Falkirk Community Trust courtesy of East Lothian Museums and John Muir’s Birthplace Trust.