Twentynine Palms Historical SocietySM
29 Palms, California


"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." ~Edward Abbey

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$2,500 Grant From Lamplighter Foundation

Lamplighter Foundation presents check
Jim Lincoln, second from left, secretary of the Lamplighter Foundation, presents $2,500 in matching funds to Twentynine Palms Historical Society President, Les Snodgrass. The money matches proceeds from the society's Desert Chic Wine & Cheese Social, coordinated by Cathy Snodgrass, far left, and Laureen Lentz.

On June 19, 2014, Jim Lincoln, secretary of the Lamplighter Foundation, presented a $2,500 check to Twentynine Palms Historical Society President Les Snodgrass. The money is matching funds from the society's inaugural Desert Chic Wine & Cheese Social held earlier this year. That very successful event was coordinated by Cathy Snodgrass and Laureen Lentz.

The money will be used to help fund the Society's planned addition of a multipurpose room to the Old Schoolhouse Museum.

The Lamplighter Foundation is based in Powell, Wyo. Their mission is to provide funding to non-profit organizations that desire to strengthen their governance, administration and leadership.

We need your help to pay for the Hastie Bus Restoration project!
Hastie Bus - 24 October 2012

If you would like to be a part of making this historic bus run again please donate. It's easy, you can click the donate button below to make an on-line donation or you can send a check to us at the address below.

Hastie Bus
29 Palms Historical Society
6760 National Park Drive
P.O. Box 1926
29 Palms, California 92277

To learn more about the Hastie Bus restoration visit the project page.

100 Years of Morongo Basin History
Adobe/Dugout of Quartz Wilson at Oasis of Mara, 1902

The Twentynine Palms and Morongo Basin Historical Societies have joined in a project that will culminate in the publication of a document that dedicates a page per year to a featured major Morongo Basin event, a list of several other historical Basin events for that year and some notes on events within the U.S. and around the world - putting it all into interesting historical context.

Please see the project page to learn more about this project and how you can help.

The 2013 Twentynine Palms Annual
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was Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3
Click here for a list of the 2013 Weed ShowSM Winners
Photos of all 2013 entries are posted here.
The details, categories, and rules are posted here.

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