The John Muir exhibit opened two weeks ago at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Four of the panels are now displayed in the Lower Level of the Collins Learning Center and the other four are in the Vignes School in the Door County Historical Society’s Heritage Village at Big Creek.
The exhibit is curated by Michael Edmonds, director of programs and outreach at the Wisconsin Historical Society. “We own a rich collection of Muir’s letters, drawings, and artifacts and thought that the centennial of the National Park Service would be a perfect time to share them,” said Edmonds.
On Sept. 9 at 2 pm, a “Muir’s Flowers” lecture will be held at the Collins Learning Center. In The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, Muir describes the changing seasons. He wrote, “With autumn came a glorious abundance and variety of asters, those beautiful plant stars, together with goldenrods, sunflowers, daisies and liatris.” Following the lecture, at 3:30 pm, join the naturalist in a walk through the upland areas where Muir’s flowers bloom in September. The hike and lecture are free and open to the public.
On Sept. 11 at 2 pm, the Muir exhibit concludes with an illustrated talk about Muir, presented by Edmonds. A reception will follow the presentation. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Crossroads at Big Creek is located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Trails are always open to the public. Pets (on leash and under control) are permitted. For maps and information go to crossroadsatbigcreek.org.