Join the National Park Service for a free winter solstice-themed campfire program on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. The program begins at 3PM with crafts and games in the park orchards and continues with a campfire from 5PM-7PM. Rangers will lead the group in songs, stories and activities to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the legacy of John Muir, one of the greatest naturalists and conservationists the United States has ever known.
No reservations are required. Meet at the front gate of the John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Avenue, in Martinez (at the Alhambra Ave. exit off Highway 4). Bring the whole family! Come with warm layers, picnic blankets, lawn chairs, marshmallows and a desire to have a good time. Rangers will direct visitors from the gate to the fire ring until 5:30PM. If it rains heavily, the program will be canceled.
Created in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and gravesite of conservationist and national park advocate John Muir. Mt. Wanda preserves 326 acres of grasslands and oak woodlands that were part of the original Muir/Strentzel ranch in the Alhambra Valley more than a century ago.
John Muir NHS, located at 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, is open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10AM to 5PM. Admission to the site is free of charge. For more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/jomu or call (925) 228-8860.