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 2017 and Spring 2018 Lecture Schedule:

December 8 Following Coyote: Myths from the Chemehuevi Creation
Catherine Svehla, Ph.D.
January 12 The Dunn Family History in 29 Palms
Jeff and Bob Dunn
February 9 Getting to Know Anza Borrego State Park
Diana Lindsey, Author, Publisher
March 9 General Patton in the Mojave Desert
Michael Ables, Executive Director, Patton Museum
April 13 Kokoweef: Still Searching for the Lost River of Gold
Kim Stringfellow, Artist, Educator
May 11 Desert Bees:  Unique Adaptations to Arid Landscapes
Dr. Hollis Woodard, Ph.D.
June 8
Fire on the Mojave:  Stories from the Deserts & Mountains of Inland So Cal
Ruth Nolan, Author, Educator


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.

 Subscribe Online


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