Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – January 21, 2016

The Buzz about Bees

In conjunction with the exhibit “Pollinators – Keeping Company with Flowers” Stefanie Ritter, Museum Biologist, will present a fascinating lecture about bees. The lecture will focus on the human

history with bees, the trouble with the honey bees in recent times and how amazing native bees are. The Mojave Desert is home to over 1,000 species of native bees that pollinate over 1,000 species of native flowering plants.

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 – January 13, 2016

“Suck It Up and Act Like a Man:  Soldiers, Rangers, and Women in the National Parks”

Lorna Shuman, Supervisory Park Ranger, Visitor Services JTNP presents a look at the history of the national park employees as reflected in the uniforms they wore.

In what decade did female NP uniformed employees look more like airline stewardesses? Were uniforms defined by the job function? During the Depression did uniforms change and why? Shuman brings her enthusiasm and knowledge to this fascinating subject.

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Yucca Valley 57116 29 Palms Hwy. Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – December 17, 2015

History of the Christmas Tree

This entertaining lecture, presented by Stefanie Ritter, will follow the history of the Christmas tree from its beginnings in 8th century Germany with St. Boniface to today’s America, where over 25 million real Christmas trees are sold every year.

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 Craft Program – November 21, 2015

Gourds Craft

Kids, ages 6 to 12, are welcome to join museum staff as we decorate gourds

Buttons, fabric, paint, glue and much more..

Join us for some creative fun, as long as we have gourds!

Saturday, November 21

Time:    10:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee:      free, donations are welcome

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – November 19

KACHINA DOLLS–Their significance, and their beauty

presented by Stephenie Slahor Ph.D.

The Hopi tribe of Arizona has long had carvers who make Kachina dolls.  These dolls are based on the Kachina dancers of the Hopi tribe who, each year, present specific ceremonial dances to celebrate various events in the Hopi calendar.  The dancers and the dolls are physical representations of the Kachina spirits that are part of Hopi tradition and beliefs.  This lecture will introduce you to the story of Kachinas, how the dolls are made, what they represent, and some of the area’s museums that have a collection of Kachina dolls.

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 present – November 11, 2015

“Wayiki (to eat): Traditional Native Foods”

Leslie Mouriquand –anthropologist, archaeologist and researcher of prehistoric uses and propagation of native food plants.

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

Halloween Spooktacular – October 31

Halloween – Carved Pumpkin & Costume Contest Rules

Hi-Desert Nature Museum and Yucca Valley Recreation Department

Join us for a day of Halloween-themed games and activities at the Yucca Valley Community Center.

Dress in costume or come as you are and enjoy our frightfully fun activities.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – October 15

Birds, Blooms and Bears of Alaska

Join Cindy Von Halle, retired Park Ranger, as she shares stories and photos from her last national park in  S.E. Alaska- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Drawing from both work experience and vacations, this program will take you on trails and travels throughout Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

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 – October 14

Joshua Tree National Park – Some of … the Rest of the Story

with Joseph Zarki,  local author and retired Joshua Tree National Park Ranger.

In this “Extra Edition” of his 2015 book, Images of America-  Joshua Tree National Park , Joe Zarki will continue the story of  the park with additional photographs and interesting stories unpublished in the book.  Books are available for purchase and Joe Zarki will be available tosign books after the lecture.

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

MBHS presents – September 9

“Turkey Vulture Migrations and the Migrations of Raptors through the Desert”

presented by Kurt Leuschner, M.S. Professor of Natural Resources COD.

In the fall waves of turkey vultures migrate through the Morongo Basin settling down in trees to rest for the night. Kurt Leuschner, M.S. will discuss the habits and traits of these birds and what sets them apart in the avian world.  Leuschner will speak about the role vultures play in the high desert ecology.

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