Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California

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

2018-2019
Second Friday Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series

September 2018 - June 2019

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Where – Old Schoolhouse Museum
6760 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA
(across the street from the 29 Palms Inn)

Time – Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Seating is limited! It is advisable to arrive early.

Admission – $5.00 at the door

Become a subscriber to the entire series for only $40. You will SAVE $10.00 and, as a subscriber, you will have a “reserved seat” held until 10 minutes before the lecture begins. Click here to purchase your series subscription.

Meet the speaker – Dinner at the 29 Palms Inn on your own with speaker 5 p.m.
RSVP by Wednesday prior to the event: to 760-367-5535.

For further information call:
Kevin Wong, Desert Institute Program Coordinator
760-367-5535
or email desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

Click for directions to the Museum.

Download a flyer with this season's schedule.


September 14, 2018

When Women Seldom Traveled Alone: Botanist, Mary Beal, Wandered the California Deserts in Search of Rare Plants
Julia Sizek, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

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October 12, 2018

General Patton's Desert Training Center
Sid Burks, Historian

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November 9, 2018

The California-Arizona Maneuver Area and Desert Training Center Airpower
Sid Burks, Historian

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December 14, 2018

Pioneertown, USA: Where the Old West Lives Again
Kenneth Gentry, Author, Historian

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January 11, 2019

The Dunn Family History in 29 Palms
Bob and Je Dunn

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February 8, 2019

Adventures on the Mojave Trails National Monument
Kyle Sullivan, BLM Manager, Mojave Trails National Monument

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March 8, 2019

The Treaty of Temecula and the American Invasion in Southern California
Sean Milanovich, Ph.D. Candidate, Native American Studies, U.C. Riverside

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April 12, 2019

Desert Plant Ecology or Why Does The Desert Poke Me?
Dr. Chris McDonald, Ph.D., University of California Cooperative Extension

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May 10, 2019

Civilization Through Citrus: Sherman Institute, 1901-1950
Amanda Wixon, Ph.D. Candidate, Native American Studies, UC Riverside

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June 14, 2019

History of Water in the Morongo Basin - Perspectives on an Underappreciated Resource
Marina West, General Manager, Bighorn Desert View Water Agency

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