"Gold is where you find it..."
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
September 11 - noon
What is the deepest gold mine in California? What is the oldest mine in California?  What is the role of faults in localizing gold and silver deposits?  What rock types may contain gold and silver?  What accounts for the concentration of quartz-gold in certain areas?  What accounts for the concentration of placer gold in certain areas? What is unique about the silver deposits of Nevada's Comstock Lode, the great gold deposits of South Africa, and the gold deposits of California's Mother Lode?  How much gold was produced in the Pinto, Little San Bernardino and Hexie Mountains? Answers to theses questions and more.
Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents.
The lectures start at 12:00 p.m.

Admission is  $ 5 - Free for Members -  beverages will be served.

 


MBHS presents September 10 
"Local Legend Bill Keyes" with Laureen Lentz
Laureen Lentz, retired Joshua Tree National Park interpreter ranger spent many years researching and giving tours at William F. Keys' Desert Queen Ranch. She will explore the life of Bill Keys-the pioneer, rancher, homesteader, miner, father, tinkerer
,and colorful character of the desert.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society's program of community interest presented at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Please join us - membership not required.
$5 donation at the door.
For more information about MBHS click here. 
Kid EdVentures
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The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is kicking off a brand new education program this September! Join us for Kid EdVentures, an hour long program that gets kids immersed in different fields through hands-on activities just like the professionals.

In coordination with the ending of our Hatching the Past exhibit, this month kids will be EdVenturing into the field of paleontology to learn more about dino eggs and development by participating in a dig and using their new skills to determine what fossils they have found.

This interactive program will take place on September 20 from 10:30am-11:30am and is free!

"History of the Civil War Through Its Artifacts" 
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
October 2- noon
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"History of the Civil War Through Its Artifacts" is a hands-on display of hundreds of authentic relics from the 1860s with descriptions of each and a power point presentation that describes how they impacted/reflected the conflict between the states.  Originally presented to Phi Alpha Theta (the National Honorary Historical Fraternity) in 1983, the display has grown over the years and been presented to Civil War Roundtables, multiple colleges/universities, local high/middle schools and more recently the National Social Studies Association.  Participants may handle photos (tintypes and daguerreotypes), documents, newspapers, money, bullets, shrapnel, weapons, equipment and even games that tell the triumphs and tragedies of the war.

Co-presenters:

Christopher H. Hunt, BA, MA, MA, EdD University of Redlands

Christopher L. Hunt, BA, MA.  Redlands Unified School District

 

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents.
The lectures start at 12:00 p.m.

Admission is  $ 5 - Free for Members -  beverages will be served.

 


Compost Workshop   
Saturday, October 4 
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

This free training class will teach participants about backyard composting, vermicomposting (composting with worms), grasscycing, recycling, and how to become a Master Composter.
Yucca Valley Community Center  -  Cholla Room
Contact Don at 951-265-8699 or MC_Coordinator@dnbvisions.com for more information or to RSVP.
Photograph Preservation Workshop

Learn how to preserve your treasured family photographs by participating in the museum's photo preservation workshop.  Museum Registrar, Vanessa Cantu, will provide participants with tips on how to best store and handle various types of photographs, as well as guide them through the process of properly mounting them in scrapbooks and albums using archival-grade materials.

Wednesday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

For more information and registration click here. 

 


Visit the Museum

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free, donations support the educational mission of the museum. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is operated by the Town of Yucca Valley.

For more information on our programs and events contact the museum at (760) 369-7212 or visit our website at www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org 

 

To view a full schedule of Yucca Valley events, sports programs and recreation classes visit the Town's website at www.yucca-valley.org  

 

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