How John Muir Saved Yosemite with Dean King (Virtual)

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Program takes place in Zoom Webinar. Look for email confirmation for the link to finish your registration.
In June of 1889, John Muir meets face-to-face for the first time with his longtime editor Robert Underwood Johnson. Before long, the pair decide to venture to Yosemite Valley—the magnificent site where twenty years earlier, Muir experienced an awakening that would set the course of the rest of his life. Upon their arrival the men are confronted with a shocking vision: the defacement of “the grandest of all the special temples of Nature” by private industry. The story of the pact they form to fight back, told in Guardians of the Valley, is a timely and powerful “origin story” as the toweringly complex environmental challenges we face today become increasingly urgent.
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Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.

Show Details

Dates: One Night Only: March 28, 2023
Location: The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

Parking: 385 Farmington Avenue,



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