Featured Event

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – November 15, 2018 ~ 12 noon

A Suicide Bombing at Giant Rock presented by Mike Digby In the summer of 1942, a fifty-seven year old engineer and local eccentric by the name of Frank Critzer was known for two things: as the owner/operator of the Giant Rock airstrip in Landers in the Mojave Desert, and as the man who lived alone – under a rock. The Giant Rock.  During … [Read More...]

Featured Exhibit

A Great Frontier Odyssey —- November 1 – December 22, 2018

After the opening of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, the public clamored for images of the newly accessible American West. The Harper Brother’s publishing firm in New York sought to capitalize on this, and chose Jules Tavernier and Paul Frenzeny to provide images of the frontier. The intrepid men were skilled at depicting … [Read More...]

Museum Updates

California Humanities Grant Awarded to the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURE November 15, 2018 ~ 12 p.m. A Suicide Bombing at Giant Rock  presented by Mike Digby In the summer of 1942, a fifty-seven year old engineer and local eccentric by the name of Frank Critzer was known for two things: as the owner/operator of the Giant Rock airstrip in Landers in the Mojave Desert, and as the man who … [Read More...]