See John Muir “live” in Waynesville

Pull a chair up to the fire and enjoy listening to America’s famed wilderness adventurer, John Muir, a critical player in the formation of our National Parks.

The one-man performance will be played by acclaimed actor/storyteller Lee Stetson at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Haywood Community College’s Beall Auditorium in Waynesville.

Stetson will relate hair-raising tales of Muir’s adventures riding a snow avalanche, freezing in a blizzard and being caught in a mighty Yosemite earthquake, all liberally laced with Muir’s love of the natural world.

Stetson, known as “the voice of John Muir,” was featured in the recent Ken Burns PBS special “The National Parks – America’s Best Idea,” and performs frequently in Yosemite National Park and across the country.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Trails Forever and other Great Smoky Mountains National Park projects. Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson will be on hand to greet guests. Attendees will be treated to a dessert reception during intermission.

Tickets for the event are: advance $23, door $27, Friends of the Smokies members $20, and students $15. Tickets may be purchased at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S Main St, Waynesville; by calling 828.452.0720; or

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