In 2017 the traveling exhibit “Wisconsin’s John Muir” will be hosted by University of Wisconsin-System libraries. Last year the Wisconsin Historical Society provided the free exhibit to local public libraries and historical societies in 25 communities around the state.
Commemorating the centennial of the National Park Service, the traveling exhibit explores Muir's youth in Wisconsin, his advocacy for national parks, and his views on environmental issues such as logging, hunting, and climate change. Its eight panels share facsimiles of images and manuscripts from the Society’s library and archives alongside Muir quotes and interpretive texts.
The Muir exhibit and reading program is funded by bequests from John A. Peters and the Kenyon and Mary Follett family.
UW - Rock County: The Gary Lenox Library
2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546