Kids Winter Craft Day – December 13

 

Kids, ages 5 to 12, are welcome to join museum staff

to make winter and holiday themed crafts. This is the time for kids to make some homemade gifts for their friends and loved ones this holiday season. Participants will need to bring in one wallet or 4”x 6” sized picture of themselves, pet, idol, or whomever they choose to use for crafts.

Saturday, December 13 Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee: $5 per child

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

 

MBHS presents – December 10

“Homesteading: The Free Land Idea”

with Lorna Shuman, National Park Service

 

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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

Adult Craft Program – December 10

Take some time out of your hectic holiday schedule

and enjoy an afternoon making crafts for friends and

family while sipping a relaxing cup of tea.

Wednesday, December 10

Time:     1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:      $5/person


 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – December 4

The History of Christmas Foods

with Stefanie Ritter

Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, bean casserole and pumpkin pie are easily recognized as a traditional holiday meal, but has it always been? How about swan and peacock served with feathers? When did you last have plum-pudding? Or a nice side of cooked tongue?

This lecture will enlighten you about the history and meaning of some of our favorite holiday dishes. Please bring your own memories of favorite dishes and if you wish the secret family recipe to share….

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.

 

Fall Crafts for Children – November 22

Kids, ages 5 to 12, are welcome to join museum staff as we make art and crafts inspired by nature and the fall season.

Twigs, buttons, fabric, seeds, leaves, burlap, paint, glue…

Join us for some creative fun!

Saturday, November 22

Time:    10:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee:      $5 per child

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

 

Kids Fall Craft Day – November 22

Kids, ages 5 to 12, are welcome to join museum staff as we make art and crafts inspired by nature and the fall season.

Twigs, buttons, fabric, seeds, leaves, burlap, paint, glue…

Join us for some creative fun!

Saturday, November 22

Time:    10:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee:      $5 per child

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

 

Kid EdVentures – Be A Baker – November 15

Saturday, November 15 — 10:00 a.m. – Noon

In this month’s session, children will be introduced to what it takes to be a baker.

There is no cost for this educational experience. 

People started baking bread 8000 years ago in Egypt and baked goods are still one of our favorites foods. In this program children will be introduced to the science of baking cookies. Everything from weighing the ingredients, to mixing, kneading, cutting, baking, decorating and cleaning up will be learned.
Be advised, children have to be six years or older and healthy to participate in this program. Please bring your own apron and a cookie tin.
This class will be limited to ten participants. Sign up in person at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – November 13

Migratory Birds in the Morongo Basin

presented by Jane Olson

This program is about the various types of migration birds use.  We have a large number of birds in our general area that visit for a portion of the year.  Some visit for the summer, some for the winter and some in between.  Some migrants sport gorgeous colors and others have a cryptic coloration.  Each species has a different, but equally interesting migration story.   The birds  illustrated in this lecture you will be able to see in our local area.

Jane Olson about herself:

“I have been passionate about birds for many years now.  All aspects of birds fascinate me.  Wherever and whenever I am, I am watching birds.  I read about them, I take pictures of them, and I travel to see them.  I like sharing the hobby with others so  I am a bird walk leader at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.  I teach the bird portion of docent training at the Living Desert and for the Wildlands Conservancy.”

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 – November 12

“For Love of Life and Country” with W. Dean Hunter Ph.D, author, decorated war veteran, U. S. Marine Corps and Lt. Col USAF retired pilot.

 

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He will speak about his experiences while serving his country.

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

Photograph Preservation Workshop – October 29

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.

Materials will be provided.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring

their own photographs to share and work with.

Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

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

Fee: $37 per person; $32 for members; Fee includes archival starter kit

Pre-registration is required.  Registration deadline closed.