Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California
"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." ~Edward Abbey
The 2017 Desert Chic Social
The Twentynine Palms Historical Society, in partnership with the Broadview Hacienda, is inviting members and non-members to our Desert Chic Social. Experience the beauty of this historic Twentynine Palms home while you enjoy the camaraderie of old and new friends; have a nibble, a tasty treat, and a cool drink; relax and soak in the view from Broadview, the historic residence of pioneers Bill and Prudie Underhill. There will also be a silent auction of treasures you won't be able to resist.
This event is to raise funds to help us continue to preserve our local history and culture and to help keep the doors of the Old Schoolhouse Museum open. Tickets are available for a minimum donation of $25 for Society members and $30 for non-members. This is a minimum and larger donations will be greatly appreciated. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Dr., 29 Palms. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Mike and Ann Congdon have graciously opened Broadview for this event. Broadview is the historic residence of Bill and Prudie Underhill, Twentynine Palms pioneers. Bill homesteaded here in 1928, and established the local newspaper (The Desert Trail, which is still published every Thursday), the first roller rink, and indoor and outdoor theaters. He always championed the health and vitality of the high desert, its people, and its glorious climate. The peace and serenity of this beautiful hacienda wraps around you the moment you cross the threshold. Situated on a high promontory in the old residential center of the city, the 360 degree view of the beautiful desert adds to Broadview's allure. It's a wonderful place to relax and the perfect venue for our fun event.
So, what do I wear? Anything from Desert Casual to the Nines (2 - 9's, get it?) You are encouraged to come in denim and cotton, sequins and satin, Hawaiian attire, costume of choice or uniform of the day. In other words, come as you are or how you wish to be. The only "must" besides a thoughtful and planned clothing choice is to have fun.
Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: Broadview Hacienda, 73452 Sunnyslope Drive, Twentynine Palms
The 2016-2017 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
Friday, April 14th at 7:00pm
Henry Mockel, the Artist
by Diana Lindsay, author, publisher, and photographer
Henry and Beverly Mockel often took trips to Joshua Tree National Park to see the wildflowers. They made frequent stops so Henry could paint flowers along the way. Eventually they decided they should move closer to the flowers, so they moved themselves and their 47-foot house trailer to Twentynine Palms in 1961. After settling into their new home, Henry and Beverly opened the Pioneer Art Gallery in what is now the Historic Plaza. One can only imagine that this new exciting desert lifestyle was quite a change for Henry, a former bookbinder, farmer and cattle rancher. Taken with the desert and its flora and fauna, Mockel spent many days studying plants and drawing them in the field. He studied botany and took copious notes on his desert adventures with Beverly. The culmination of 14 years' worth of observations resulted in a book they co-wrote in 1971 titled, Mockel's Desert Wildflower Notebook.
Interested in interpretive techniques about plants, Tania Marien creates engaging learning experiences involving botanical illustration, science and storytelling. She has introduced the public to plants and botanical art at environmental education events, botanical gardens, museums, private gardens, and specialty garden shops.
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, April 14 at 7 pm.
This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, room is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to Diana Durr at 760-367-5535 or firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, April 11.
The 2016 Twentynine Palms
was held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 & 6.
This years theme was
"JUMPING CHOLLA BOOK CLUB."
Click here for a list of winners.
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