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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We are kicking off the 2020-2021 Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series with a DIGITAL EVENT.

A Digital Event


  The 2020-2021 Second Friday Lecture Series begins...
    Friday, September 11th at 7:00pm

   "Bringing Creation Back Together Again: The Salt Songs of the Nuwuvi"
    by Kim Stringfellow

     The Asi Huviav or Salt Song is a vast interconnected ritual song map describing the sacred geography of the Nuwuvi people (Southern Paiute) whose ancestral territories traditionally spanned across the Mojave Desert, the southern Great Basin, the northwestern Colorado Plateau and the north central Colorado Desert. Kim Stringfellow shares the story of Matt Levias, Sr., a respected Chemehuevi elder and Salt Song singer who shares the story of his family in a Mojave Project dispatch.

     Kim Stringfellow is an artist, educator, writer and independent curator based in Joshua Tree, California. She is a professor at San Diego State University's School of Art & Design. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. Claremont Graduate University awarded her an honorary doctoral degree in 2018.

     Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this virtual lecture is held on Friday, September 11 at 7 pm. The fee for the online presentation is $5.00 plus a $1.24 online processing fee. If you wish to subscribe to the ten lecture season, the fee is $40 plus a $2.99 processing fee. To register, please visit

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Our Gift Shop Is Now Open
Wednesday - Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM

The Museum Remains Closed

Exhibit Renovations In Progress

However, we are not idle. We're making major renovations to our exhibits.
The first step was to clear some space so we can work. That meant moving most of the things out and into the classroom.

Noble Richardson Display

Noble Richardson Display

Once the museum reopens be sure to see our newest impermanent exhibit
featuring the art of recently deceased local artist Noble Richardson.

Noble Richardson Display

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