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

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.

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

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.