Yosemite has been a destination for individuals and families from around the world for generations. If you enjoy the outdoors or being surrounded by the beauty of nature, it is a dream come true. There is so much to see and do at this majestic national park. For instance, you can see the oldest living things on earth (giant sequoias), the tallest waterfall in North America (Yosemite Falls), or one of the largest granite domes in the world (El Capitan). Just a few of the many activities you can do are go hiking, rock-climbing, camping, biking, bird watching, horseback-riding, or even skiing in the winter. All of this is possible because on June 30th, 1864 President Abraham Lincoln, amidst the turmoil of the Civil War, signed the Yosemite Grant that protected Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This signing, in turn, lay the foundation for the national parks idea.
In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the passing of the Yosemite Grant, we are having a discussion and screening of the documentary called Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. Come join us in the Taper Auditorium from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for this special documentary, generously provided by the Yosemite Conservancy.