Youth Summer Camp 2016

Our summer camp is offered to children 6 to 12 years of age. It is themed around the Museum’s “Framed—Step into Art” exhibit. Programs run Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20 per week. Sign-up in person at the Yucca Valley Community Center or online at Pre-registration is required.

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MBHS presents – June 8, 2016

“Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin”

presented by Pat Rimmington

Please join Pat Rimmington (author and historian) for a reflection on the lives and contributions made by pioneering women to the development of the Morongo Basin.  A & Q follows her presentation.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, 57116 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley.

Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture -August 18, 2016

Drawn on Stone

with Tamara Serrao-Leiva

Ancient art was left by people tens of thousands of years ago, and is still largely debated among scholars and researchers.  Take a tour through Europe, Africa, and North America, to investigate the different types of rock art, how it was made, and what it could mean. Can we use modern “rock art” to give us an answer? Audience participation is highly encouraged!

Tamara Serrao-Leiva is the Curator of Anthropology at the San Bernardino County museum. Having work as an archaeologists in cultural resources management, she developed a fascination for the symbols she would see every day in the field. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and continued as a graduate student at the University of Sevilla, Spain where she received a Master’s Degree in prehistoric archaeology. She now serves on the board of various non-profits in Redlands and continues to work diligently on the Anthropology and Ethnography Collections at the museum.

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.