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LeConte Centennial

John Muir

Who was a naturalist and the first President of the Sierra Club?

Sierra Club Environmental Education Program
LeConte Memorial Lodge 1904-2004

Centennial Rededication Ceeremony

Centennial Rededication Ceremony

Presentations, July 3, 2004 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Dr. Bonnie J. Gisel, Curator,
Opening Remarks

Michael Reynolds, National Park Service, Yosemite National Park,
"Yosemite National Park & LeConte Memorial Lodge."

Bernie Zaleha, Vice-President, Sierra Club,
"The Sierra Club: Volunteering to Make a Better World."

Bruce Hamilton, Conservation Director, Sierra Club,
"The Sierra Club: Commitment to Environmental Education."

Harold Wood, Chair, Sierra Club LeConte Memorial Lodge Committee,
"The History and Purpose of LeConte Memorial Lodge."

Dr. Bonnie J. Gisel, Curator, LeConte Memorial Lodge,
Closing Remarks: "In Memory of Joseph LeConte: Another 100 Years of Service."

Closing: Dan'l leads "The Star Spangled Banner" (Photo)

Rededication Photo Album

Panoramic 360° View Photo
by Stephen Joseph

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Information and Donations

For more information, during the summer contact Sierra Club LeConte Memorial Lodge Curator, P.O. Box 755, Yosemite, CA 95389, 1-209-372-4542; e-mail:

During the winter, contact LeConte Lodge Committee Chair, Harold Wood, P.O. Box 3543, Visalia, CA 93278; phone: (559) 697-3525; e-mail:

Tax deductible donations to support the new exhibits and renovation efforts of the LeConte Memorial can be made to "Sierra Club Foundation," marked for the "LeConte Lodge Fund."

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