More Than a Muir Concert

Beaver Creek show celebrates legendary conservationist

Steve Freuhauf

John Muir was one of the most influential naturalists and preservationists in American history. His influence on wilderness activism helped save places like Yosemite Valley and the Sequoia National Park, and he’s still remembered as the founder of the Sierra Club. And while he was born in Scotland, Muir was raised and educated in Wisconsin, so we can claim him as one of the stars of Wisconsin’s rich conservation heritage. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his death, Beaver Creek Reserve in rural Fall Creek is putting on the John Muir Centennial Show from 2-3:30pm Sunday, Sat. 28. Self-described urban chamber music ensemble Chance will headline the event. The foursome has prepared an original tribute production titled “John Muir – University of the Wilderness,” which includes dramatic readings of Muir’s writings by T.C. Mitchell harmonized with music. Chance describes itself as “a place where contemporary, classical, and Celtic music beautifully collide.” Come out, enjoy the music, and celebrate one of nature’s most influential advocates!

The John Muir Centennial Show • Sunday, Sept. 28, 2-3:30pm • Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 County Highway K, Fall Creek • $15 adults, $7 children (ages 2-15), registration and payment required by Sept. 24 • (715) 877-2212 • •

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