Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California
The Old Schoolhouse Museum & The Desert Institute
Second Friday Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series
September 2018 - June 2019
Old Schoolhouse Museum
6760 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA
(across the street from the 29 Palms Inn)
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
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
October 12, 2018
General Patton's Desert Training Center
Sid Burks, Historian
November 9, 2018
The California-Arizona Maneuver Area and Desert Training Center Airpower
Sid Burks, Historian
December 14, 2018
Pioneertown, USA: Where the Old West Lives Again
Kenneth Gentry, Author, Historian
January 11, 2019
The Dunn Family History in 29 Palms
Bob and Jeff Dunn
February 8, 2019
Strange Tales From the Desert Oracle
Ken Layne, Publisher of the Desert Oracle
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
April 12, 2019
Desert Plant Ecology or Why Does The Desert Poke Me?
Dr. Chris McDonald, Ph.D., University of California Cooperative Extension
May 10, 2019
Civilization Through Citrus: Sherman Institute, 1901-1950
Amanda Wixon, Ph.D. Candidate, Native American Studies, UC Riverside
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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