Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California

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

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
or email

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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


October 13, 2017

The Bagley Family Homesteading Experience in Early 29 Palms
Jim Bagley


November 10, 2017

Desert Palm Oasis: Secrets & Futures
James Cornett, Biologist


December 8, 2017

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


January 12, 2018

The Dunn Family History in 29 Palms
Bob and Jeff Dunn


February 9, 2018

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


March 9, 2018

Fire On the Mojave
Ruth Nolan, Author, Educator


April 13, 2018

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


May 11, 2018

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


June 8, 2018

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


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