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UW-Parkside to host John Muir exhibit

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The UW - Parkside library will host the traveling exhibit “Wisconsin’s John Muir” from Tuesday, Oct. 24, to Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Who is John Muir you might ask, and why should I care? Well, you can thank John Muir anytime you step foot in a national park, as he was one of the earliest advocates for having national parks. He also grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin way back in 1867.

The traveling exhibit will illustrate Muir's youth in Wisconsin, his activism for national parks and his opinions on environmental issues including logging, hunting, and climate change. The exhibit’s eight panels showcase replica images and manuscripts from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s library and archives in addition to Muir’s quotes and interpretive texts. This event is also commemorating the centennial of the National Park Service.

The exhibition includes a talk by John Reindl from the Sierra Club on Tuesday, November 7th, at 6 p.m. 

Last year the Wisconsin Historical Society provided the free exhibit to local public libraries and historical societies in 25 communities around the state. 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library is located at 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144. 

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