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 2014-2015 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
    Friday, June 12th at 7:00pm

   Death Valley National Park: A History
    by Char Miller

     This comprehensive study of Death Valley National Park probes the environmental and human history of this astonishing desert, and tells the story of its preservation. It details the many debates over the park’s size; conflicts between miners, farmers, the military, and wilderness advocates; the treatment of the Timbisha people; and the continuing impact of tourists on its cultural and natural resources. First established as a national monument in 1933, Death Valley was eventually accepted as one of the great natural wonders of the United States and elevated to full national park status in 1994. The history of Death Valley National Park embodies the many tensions confronting American environmentalism.

     Char Miller is director of the environmental analysis program at Pomona College and the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Cities and Nature in the American West.

    This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. There will also be an optional dinner with the speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, space is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to Stokes, 760-367-5535 or

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  Click here to download a flyer for this lecture.

Summer Hours At The Old Schoolhouse Museum

Summer hours for the Old Schoolhouse Museum began on June 1st and will continue until September 1st. During the summer, the Old Schoolhouse Museum will be open on Fridays through Sundays from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.

The museum's library and archives are open for those wishing to do research on Wednesday mornings between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m.

The 2014 Twentynine Palms Annual
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was held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 & 9.
This years theme is "ALL RHYME, NO REASON."
Click here for the 2014 categories and rules.
A list of the 2014 winners is posted here.
Photos of all 2014 entries are posted here.
The details, categories, and rules are posted here.


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The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is pleased to announce the inaugural "Old Timer of the Year" honorees - Bruce Arnett, Marilyn Fernald, and Nolan Lockwood. Click here to read all about them.

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