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 – 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.

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

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 is: October 1, 2014

Register here

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

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.

 

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

Pre-registration is required.

 

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.