Please be aware that some tours require fees for entrance into the park.
Contact: Lisa Vallen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 209-291-9394
As the first American research university of the twenty-first century, UC Merced and its library has prided itself on being a model of innovation, sustainability, and deep engagement through collaboration. On your way to Yosemite, take a break and tour UC Merced Library and get a behind the scene look of the library, which will include a tour of our digitization space and a sampling of items that highlight the Library’s special collections, including items from “Okie Folk poet” Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, costume designer Dunya Ramicova, and the UC Cooperative Extension Archive.
10:00 am tour (limited to 15 people)
1:00 pm tour (limited to 15 people)
University of the Pacific
Obtain free parking permit from inside the big white Burns Tower.
The library is on the southwest corner of the quad behind tower. Holt-Atherton Special Collections and University Archives is in the basement.
Contact: Mike Wurtz, email@example.com, 209.946.3105
The perfect stop before heading to the Sierra is a visit to the John Muir Papers at the University of the Pacific to see some of his “glorious” drawings and journals from Yosemite. Visitors will also see items from Dave Brubeck, George Moscone, and Japanese-American Internment collections, as well as a quick behind the scenes of our repository and the library.10:00 am (limited to 10 people)
12:00 pm (limited to 10 people)
Yosemite National Park Archive
Yosemite National Park Library and Museum
Contact: Paul Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience a show and tell of the history of the Yosemite National Archives through architecture drawings, old correspondence, and historic photos. This tour will also included an overview of Archive’s collections as well as a narrative on the history of the archives. Tours tend to run about 45 minutes and will have time for Q&A.
2:00 pm (limited to 12 people)
4:00 pm (limited to 12 people)
Park at the Yosemite Valley Lodge (formerly known as the Yosemite Lodge), Stop 8, or any other parking lot and take the free shuttle bus to the Visitor's Center, Stop 9. The Museum and Library building is adjacent to the Visitor's Center
In a combined 1 hour tour, experience an eyes on tour of the Yosemite Research Library's collections, ranging from the obvious to the obscure and tour the diverse array of natural and cultural resources that make up the 5.4 million items preserved by the Yosemite Museum. Not included in the tour, but open to the public, the Yosemite National Park Museum has two exhibits on display: the permanent Indian Cultural exhibit and the Yosemite Renaissance art exhibit.
12:00 (limited to 10 people)
1:00 (limited to 10 people)
3:00 (limited to 10 people)