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 2019-2020 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
    Friday, February 14th at 7:00pm

   "Postcards from Mecca—The California Desert Photographs of Susie Keef Smith and Lula Mae Graves"
    by Ron May and Warner Graves III

     Photographs taken in the 1930s by Mecca postmaster Susie Keef Smith and her cousin Lula Mae Graves, the collection offers an unparalleled portrait of the forgotten swath of desert between Mecca and the Colorado River. When Susie Keef Smith died in Leucadia in 1988, she left no close relatives. A county administrator assigned to her estate saw nothing of value in her old cracked photo albums and chucked them into a dumpster. A brave archaeologist named Ron May jumped in and saved them. Join Ron May and Warner Graves III (grandson of Lula Mae Graves) in this unique and special presentation.

     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, February 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, reservations are limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to 760-367-5537 before Wednesday, February 12.

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Doors open at 6:15.

The 2019 Twentynine Palms
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was held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3.

This years theme was Growing Like A Weed.

The 2019 People’s Choice was Cathy Snodgrass

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Pictures of all 2019 winning entries will be posted soon.

The 2019 Weed Show rules and catecories can be seen by clicking the image below.



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