Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California

The Old Schoolhouse Museum & The Desert Institute
Present the...

Second Friday Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series

September 2021 - June 2022

The 2021/2022 Old Schoolhouse Lecture series begins on Friday, September 10.

The Old Schoolhouse lecture series will return to in-person lectures at the 29 Palms Old Schoolhouse Museum. Lectures are on the second Friday of the month and the lectures begin at 7 pm with a one hour duration. Entrance fee for a single lecture is $5.00. A subscription for the full season costs $40, which is a $10 savings.

Time – Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m.

Season tickets – available for $40.00
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September 10, "Native Masterpiece Baskets | Weavers, Art, & Technology," Alan Garfinkel, Author


October 8, "African American Homesteaders of Lanfair Valley," Barbara Gothard, Artist


November 12, "Willie Boy & The Last Western Manhunt," Clifford Trafzer, Author, Professor of History, UC Riverside


December 10, "The History of Hi Jolly and the Great Camel Experiment in the Southwest," Steve Brown, Writer, Executive Producer, and Co-Host: Southwest Stories


January 14, "Nevada Test Site," Kim Stringfellow, Author, Professor, San Diego State University's School of Art & Design.


February 11, "A Natural History of Anza Borrego," Mike Nichols, Author

Please note this lecture was canceled.


March 11, "Can't Live Without You: Ocotillos and Hummingbirds," Jim Cornett, Biologist, Author


April 8, "A History of Condor Field in 29 Palms," John Hale, Historian - CANCELLED...
Replaced by: "The Pines-to-Palms Highway," Steve Lech


May 13, "Art and Light, from the turn-of-the-century landscape painters to the light and space artists of conceptualists, like Phillip K. Smith III," Steven Biller, Editor-In-Chief, Palm Springs Life


June 10, "Practical uses of California Deserts Plants," Yanina Aldao Galvan


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