Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California


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

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  The 2016-2017 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
    Friday, January 13th at 7:00pm

   Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin
    by Pat Rimmington, author and historian

     Join author and historian, Pat Rimmington, as she recounts the history of "The Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin". Long-time resident of Twentynine Palms, Pat Rimmington, was introduced to the area when she and her husband, Sid, purchased a home which turned out to be the oldest standing adobe homestead in Twentynine Palms. She began learning the history of the area when she volunteered to transcribe the taped interviews of early residents of this area for both the local library and the Joshua Tree National Monument (as it was then.) She is a charter member and past president of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society.

     Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, September 9 at 7 pm.

    This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door.

  Click here or on the photo above for more information.
  Click here to download a flyer for this lecture.

The Red Hot Auction is back!

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The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will host a Red Hot Auction on Saturday, March 25, at the Old Schoolhouse Museum located at 6760 National Park Drive, in Twentynine Palms. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by a live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to help raise funds to expand the Old Schoolhouse Museum.

According to event organizer and auctioneer Larry Bowden, "Not only are we looking for you to come and bid on the many items that will be in the auction, we are also looking for donations of items for the auction. Historical items from the Twentynine Palms area would be ideal for the auction."

Donations can include services, artwork, antiques, collectibles, rustic relics, historic treasures, or any good new or used item that has value. Items can be picked up at your house or business by calling Larry at (760) 910-3886.

The 2016 Twentynine Palms
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was held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 & 6.

This years theme was


Click here for a list of winners.


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