Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California

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

2017-2018
Second Friday Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series

September 2017 - June 2018

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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.

Seating is limited! It is advisable to arrive early.

Admission – $5.00 at the door

Season tickets – available for $40.00
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Meet the speaker – Dinner at the 29Palms 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

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Download a flyer with this season's schedule.


September 8, 2017

The History of Palm Springs Army Air Base
Sid Burks, Historian

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October 13, 2017

The Bagley Family Homesteading Experience in Early 29 Palms
Jim Bagley

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November 10, 2017

Desert Palm Oasis: Secrets & Futures
James Cornett, Biologist

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December 8, 2017

Following Coyote: Myths from the Chemehuevi Creation Cycle
Catherine Svehla, Ph.D.

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January 12, 2018

The Dunn Family History in 29 Palms
Bob and Jeff Dunn

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February 9, 2018

Documenting the Conservation Needs of Rock Art Sites in JTNP
Jeremy Freeman, Archaeology Technician, Joshua Tree National Park

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March 9, 2018

Fire On the Mojave
Ruth Nolan, Author, Educator

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April 13, 2018

Kokoweef: Still Searching for the Lost River of Gold
Kim Stringfellow, Artist, Educator

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May 11, 2018

Extreme Ants: Social Behavior in the Desert
Dr. Jessica Purcell, Ph.D.

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June 8, 2018

General Patton in the Mojave Desert
Michael Ables, Executive Director, Patton Museum

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