Old School House Lecture Series

The Old School House Lecture Series started in 1999 and is run in partnership with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Lecture Schedule:

September 14 “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 “General Patton’s Desert Training Center”
Sid Burks, Historian, Professor, California State University, San Bernardino
November 9 “The California-Arizona Maneuver Area and Desert Training Center Airpower”
Sid Burks, Historian, Professor, California State University, San Bernardino
December 14 “The Dunn Family History in 29 Palms”
Jeff and Bob Dunn
January 11 “Pioneertown, USA: Where the Old West Lives Again”
Kenneth Gentry, Author, Historian
February 8 “Adventures in the Mojave Trails National Monument”
Kyle Sullivan, BLM Manager, Mojave Trails National Monument
March 8 “The Treaty of Temecula and the American Invasion in Southern California
Sean Milanovich, Ph.D. Candidate, Native American Studies, UC Riverside
April 12 “Desert Plant Ecology or Why Does The Desert Poke Me?”
Chris McDonald, Ph.D., University of California Cooperative Extension
May 10 “Civilization Through Citrus: Sherman Institute, 1901-1950”
Amanda Wixon, Ph.D. Candidate, Native American Studies, UC Riverside
June 14 History of Water in the Morongo Basin – Perspectives on an Underappreciated Resource”
Marina West, General Manager, Bighorn Desert View Water District

The Old School House Museum

6760 National Park Dr.,
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Lectures start at 7 pm
$5 at the door

Subscribe to the entire Old School House lecture series for $40 and save $10 on ten lectures! Subscribers also receive reserved seating at the events.  To subscribe to the series, please call  (760) 367-5535, mail a check to: Desert Institute, 74485 National Park Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. (Please make check out to Joshua Tree National Park Association and indicate that you want to subscribe the Old School House Lecture Series), or sign up online (click the link below).  For more information contact the Desert Institute, (760)367-5535.

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Map & Directions

From LA and Palm Springs area:

From the 10 exit onto Hwy 62 east
Continue through multiple towns to Twentynine Palms
Turn slight right onto National Park Dr.
Turn right onto Cottonwood Dr.
Turn right into Twentynine Palms Historical Society