MBHS presents – October 8

“The Life and Times of Archaeologist Mark Harrington”

with John Hale Ph.D.

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

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – October 2

“History of the Civil War Through It’s Artifacts”


The “History of the Civil War Through It’s 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.

Kids EdVenture – September 20

Paleontology – Dig for Dinos

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!

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – September 11

“Gold is where you find it…”

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?

The answers to these questions, plus more information than you’d ever wish to know about the geology and production of gold and silver, will be the topic of a presentation by Dee Trent at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at 12 – noon, September 11. 2014.

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

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

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – August 28

TO CATCH A THIEF: INTERNATIONAL ART THEFT AND THE FBI

Lynne Richardson

photo courtesy of: www.marthagarzon.com

Art theft is a major category of international crime resulting in billions of dollars worth of losses every year.  Lynne Richardson spent eight years at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, as their Art Theft Program Manager and worked with Special Agents to create the FBI’s first rapid deployment Art Crime Team.  During this fun and fascinating lecture Lynne will take you into the world of international art theft and share true crime stories from FBI case files.

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.

Science Saturday – August 23

FEAR

Have you ever experienced acrophobia? If you have a fear of heights then you certainly have.  Join Crystal Mason, Museum Educator, as she explains the concept of fear for this fright filled Science Saturday.   She will describe the biological reaction in the brain that causes fear, how an individual can be conditioned to feel fear and how you can fight your fears.  She will also describe some of the most common fears and some of the odder  fears like xanthophobia.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

Science Saturday – August 9

BUILDING BRIDGES

 

Join us for days of  discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting  information and performing experiments relating to  biological and  physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our  Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

Dinosaur Family Fun Day – August 2

Dinosaurs in Yucca Valley

Travel back in time to the Age of the Dinosaurs during our dinosaur-themed Family Fun Day. Join the Museum and the Recreation Department for hands-on crafts and games, and dig up fossils while you learn about these mighty reptiles. Bring your bathing suit and towel and head outside to enjoy our dino water slide. It’s dinosaur-sized fun for the whole family!

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Hi-Desert Nature Museum and Community Center

This program is offered FREE to the public.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – July 31

UNINVITED GUESTS

Stefanie Ritter, M.S.


Museum Biologist Stefanie Ritter is presenting a lecture entitled “Uninvited Guests” on Thursday, July 31, starting at noon, as part of its Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Are you still under the impression that you know everybody who lives in your house? Stefanie will introduce you to your unknown roommates. Besides Fido the dog, there are several families of four, six and eight legged creatures, as well as an endless variety of adorable microscopic residents, that appreciate your hospitality without sharing the rent.

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.