About the John Muir Exhibit
The goal of the John Muir Exhibit is to be the Internet's premier collection of materials on the life and legacy of John Muir.
How You Can Help
We welcome your suggestions, contributions, pointers to related links, and information about broken links. In particular, we seek help in researching and obtaining Muir's writings, and related resources including photos, music, and artwork. Please let us know if you can help in any of these efforts - no HTML experience necessary!
Where permissions can be obtained, we strive to include relevant articles and information about John Muir written by Muir scholars and enthusiasts.
Please send suggestions, comments, and corrections about the Web server or
pointers to Muir-related resources on the Internet to:
Harold Wood, Volunteer Webmaster
The John Muir Exhibit is sponsored by the Sierra Club
John Muir Education Project. The Exhibit also supports several of the
Celebrating John Muir Day - commemorating
John Muir's birthday annually on April 21, recognized in California by law and celebrated widely in other locations around the world;
The John Muir Day Study Guide - A K-12 curriculum
aligned with the California history/social studies Framework, as well as California guidelines for environmental education, and California Education Code Section 37222 recognizing John Muir's birthday every April 21;
The John Muir Youth Award - A national program sponsored by the Sierra Club Environmental Education Committee to encourage
students to learn about wilderness and how to follow in Muir's
footsteps to preserve it; and
The John Muir Education Listserv - An e-mail discussion list for John Muir fans, educators,
To subscribe, send an e-mail message to [copy and paste into your e-mail]
with a one-line command in the message body saying [Substitute your first and last name where indicated]:
SUBSCRIBE CE-EE-JOHN-MUIR-EDUCATION Yourfirstname Yourlastname
History of the Exhibit
The Exhibit went on-line on the World Wide Web in June of 1994, before the Internet
went commercial, and is still growing.
When we started, information about John Muir was nearly non-existent on the Internet.
Our goal in starting the Exhibit was to remedy this situation.
At the end of April 1996, the Exhibit moved from its original home, the University
Information Center for the Environment
to our current, host, the Sierra Club.
We have been honored over the years by being given several awards.
direct comments and questions to:
The John Muir Exhibit is made possible by the dedication of many volunteers,
and recently, staff of hte Sierra Club.
Harold Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
has served as the Content Editor of the Exhibit since its inception in 1994
and has been its Webmaster since April, 1997. He is the founder and chair of
the John Muir Education
He also hosts a portal for John Muir on the Internet, the John
Muir Global Network and two interactive online networks, the Sierra Club's
Network John Muir Education Team: ,
and a Facebook Group
for John Muir Fans. He is also chair for the Club's LeConte
Memorial Lodge Committee, where he gives illustrated presentations on John
former and founding Web Master for the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment,
originated the concept of a John Muir Exhibit in June, 1994. Mr. Chinn created
all the original HTML formatting of the website, and maintained the Exhibit until
April, 1997. We gratefully acknowledge the major contribution that he has made
to the establishment and growth of the John Muir Exhibit for its first three
Dan Anderson has provided most of the scanning and HTML for all of the online editions of John Muir's books that we provide. He has also been instrumental in providing other special features for the Exhibit, including the Boyhood of John Muir feature.
David Blackburn, until recently the Chief Interpreter for the John Muir
National Historic Site, has provided updated information on the John
Muir National Historic Site and the newsletters of the John
Muir Memorial Association.
Ronald H. Limbaugh, retired Professor of California History, University
of the Pacific, Stokton, CAand former Director of its John Muir Center for Regional
Studies, has been very helpful in providing consulting advice on historical issues,
and has provided content from the Center's John
William S. Swagerty, University of the Pacific, is the Director of the university's
John Muir Center and is instrumental in connecting John Muir scholars with
the John Muir symposia held every few years at the University of tghe Paciific.
Ron Eber, a free-lance writer on the conservation history of the Pacific Northwest, has provided valuable information about the relation of Muir to the Pacific Northwest on our pages on People Important to Muir, Places Important to Muir, and the detailed
Chronology of the Life and Legacy of John Muir.
Mike Papciak, Webmaster for the Sierra Club, for design ideas and
maintenance assistance. We also thank assistant webmasters Will Easton and Adrian
Cotter for their scripting support to enable individual pages to open
with the navigation bar when accessed from search engines. Recently, Adam
Kapp has been working with Mike on a re-design of the John Muir Exhibit.
Larry Coats, a member of Virtual University HTML II Class in Winter, 1999, for assistance in style sheets and redesign of frames and navigation bar.
Alma Nygren, a member of the Virtual University HTML II class in Winter, 1999, for making the USA-Canada Image Map and World Image Map for the Important Places to John Muir, as well as the new image map for the Geography Cards for the John Muir Day Study Guide.
Krista Kennell, a Sierra Club volunteer and a professional photographer, for contributing her wonderful photographs of the John Muir National Historic Site taken in the spring of 2001.
Ellen Auchter, owner of Thieme Design, a professional website development company, for donating a much improved design for the People Important to John Muir feature, and for transferring over forty individuals to separate pages using the new design.
Andrew Sly, working with Project Gutenberg, who corrected numerous text errors in the orignal scan of The Yosemite, and provided a corrected plain text and HTML version which was posted July 21, 2003.
Mike Collier, System Administrator, and the late Charlie
Oriez, of the Information
Technology Committee of the Sierra Club's Rocky
Mountain Chapter, who contributed to the design and back-end operation
of our online form allowing you to submit
your name as someone influenced by John Muir. Special thanks to Mike for
re-programming the "back-end" to prevent spammers from mis-using
Many others have provided valuable contributions to the John Muir Exhibit, by allowing re-publication of their writings about John Muir, sending names for places, providing background information on Muir and Muir-related topics, and providing photographs and artwork. These contributors are credited throughout the John Muir Exhibit.
All materials contained on the John Muir Exhibit
are judged to be suitable for users of all ages.
the Exhibit cannot be held responsible for the materials
we point to which are located on other servers.
We have no control over the content of those servers.
Wilbur and Your Web Browser
The John Muir Exhibit started out with the HTML 3.2 standard
-- known as
for its Web documents, including HTML tables.
Since 2002, we are also using HTML 4.01 Transitional, including the use of style
sheets and image maps.
In February, 1999, we applied Frames to the website. Although frames can make
it somewhat difficult to bookmark individual pages, the text-intensive nature
of the John Muir Exhibit suggests to us that Frames remain a viable option. The
future is likely to hold future redesign and improvements.
We recommend you keep your Web browser updated to the latest version
so that you may benefit from all its features.
Here are links for obtaining a number of the most useful Web browsers:
HTML Reference Sites
Last updated: March 20, 2010
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