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John Muir and the California Quarter

JYosemite Conservation Heritage Center - formerly LeConte Memorial Lodgeohn Muir's early experiences in Yosemite Valley gave rise to the Sierra Club. Built in 1904, the Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center is a Sierra Club education program that has inspired a deep abiding conservation ethic and love for wilderness adventure and preservation for generations of visitors.

Please help us keep the Sierra Club's oldest public outreach and education program in Yosemite National Park. To start, we need to raise $90,000 by October 1, 2016 to fully fund operations for fiscal year 2017.

Please make a tax deductible donation to preserve the Sierra Club home in Yosemite National Park!

Make an online donation using our secure web form; or
Write a check payable to "Sierra Club Foundation," marked "restricted for the LeConte Memorial Fund." Please send to: Sierra Club Foundation, 2101 Webster St., Suite 1250 Oakland, CA 94612.

John Muir (1838-1914) was America's most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club. This website, known as the "John Muir Exhibit" features his life and contributions.


The 2016 National Park Service Centennial Coin, featured at left, is just one of the many accolades Muir has received over the years.


Browse the links below for all things Muir. For the latest features of this website, see the What's New section.

John Muir Quote of the Day


Getting Started

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