The 2019-2020 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
Friday, January 10th at 7:00pm
"Adventures in the Mojave Trails National Monument" by Kyle Sullivan
Mojave Trails National Monument is a landscape defined by scarcity and shaped by travel. The area exemplifies the remarkable ecology of the Mojave Desert, which has also forged the unique human history of the area. Join Mojave Trails National Monument Manager Kyle Sullivan in a discussion of the history and future of this incredible landscape and the people and policies that forged it.
Kyle Sullivan is the BLM Manager of the Mojave Trails National Monument. Sullivan comes to California from BLM Colorado, where he has worked in communications at the state and district office level since starting as a student in 2011. He also served as acting Assistant Field Manager in the BLM Colorado Royal Gorge Field Office. Sullivan has a bachelor's degree in earth science from the University of Northern Colorado and a master's degree in natural resource management from the University of Denver.
Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, January 10 at 7 pm. This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, reservations are limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to 760-367-5537 before Wednesday, January 8.
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Door opens at 6:15.
Remember Our Gift Shop When Looking For That Special Gift
You'll find Howard Pierce ceramics, sun purple glass, things made by local artists and craftspeople, and books and items of local interest in our gift shop. Be sure to stop by and do your shopping.
We're open 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Engraved Commemorative Bricks
Reserve yourself a place in history and help support the museum by purchasing an engraved brick.
Over the years many of our members and supporters have purchased Engraved Commemorative Bricks. The proceeds of these brick sales, beyond the actual cost of the bricks and engraving, goes to our general fund. The bricks are permanently displayed around our flagpole and in front of the Old Schoolhouse steps. Bricks are still available and you may contribute a brick in anyone's name, your company, or organization name.
Engraved bricks are $35.00 for one engraved line or 4 bricks for $120.00. Two additional lines may be purchased for $5.00 each.
The bricks, unless requested to be grouped, will be installed, at random, in front of the steps of the Old Schoolhouse.
Download an order form here. Order forms may also be picked up at the Old Schoolhouse Museum.
Young Historian Program
The goal of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society's Young Historian program is to encourage the youth of Twentynine Palms to become more familiar with our local history. Our area has been a crossroads and melting pot for many cultures throughout time. Exhibits and information at the Old Schoolhouse Museum touch on Native Americans, miners, cattlemen, early pioneer families, and the military. It is a wonderful launch point for young minds.
The requirements for membership into Young Historians give children a well-rounded, fun lesson in that history. Accompanied by an adult, the prospective Young Historian will:
1. Complete the Hunting for History at the Old Schoolhouse Museum.
2. Complete the Mural Tour of Twentynine Palms and visit Veterans Park.
3. Visit the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center and walk the Oasis of Mara Nature Trail.
4. On the Old Schoolhouse grounds, walk the Frances Sabol Eco Trail, visit the Old Mining and Hastie Bus Exhibits and describe the Twentynine Palms Historical Society logo to the docent on staff.
Once this mission is complete, each inductee will receive a commemorative T-shirt designating their new status as a Young Historian.
The program currently focuses on students in grades 3 through 6.
Young Historian brochures may be picked up at the museum or downloaded from our Young Historian webpage.
The following businesses support our Society,
please support them.
29 Palms Inn
Jane & Paul Smith, Owners/Innkeepers
29 Palms Creative Center and Gallery
Gretchen Grunt, Proprietor<
A New Creation Flowers & Gifts
Faith Arwick, Proprietor
Paul Androshak, General Contractor
California Retired Teachers Association
Hi Desert Division 62
PO Box 561, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Florals, etc By Pat
Pat Flynn-Zawojski, Artist
Friends of Wonder Valley
PO Box 1704, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program, Inc.
Cheryl Gillon, Founder
High Desert Test Sites
Jerri Hagman, Proprietor
Joshua Tree Mini-Storage
McClay Distributors, Inc.
Bill McClay & Debby McClure
Sunnyvale Garden Suites
Tony & Cora Naraval, proprietors
Swift Pool & Spa Service
Shawn Swift, proprietor
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
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