Chamber Music at the Museum
Encelia Chamber Ensemble & Friends
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)
In February, The “Harmonic Winds”, an amazing woodwind quintet, will share the stage with the “Encelias”.
Tickets are available online for a donation of $15 for standard seating and $20 for preferred seating.
Purchase your tickets early online or at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum during opening hours.
All proceeds will benefit the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.
The Archaeology of the Yucca Valley Region
by Daniel McCarthy
Native Americans have lived in this region for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans. The artifacts or material culture they left behind can tell a story of Who, When, Where and How they successfully lived off the land. Occupation and camp sites abound along with food gathering areas. Join us in learning more as we discover our past.
Bio: DANIEL MCCARTHY, M. S., Anthropology, has worked at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest and throughout Southern California compiling photographic inventories of the rock art of this region. Formerly he was the Director of the Cultural Resources Management Department for four years with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and spent 18 years on the San Bernardino National Forest as archaeologist and Tribal Relations Program Manager. His research interests include desert archaeology, Native American uses of plants, aboriginal trail systems, material culture of the Cahuilla and Serrano Indians and rock art.
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/Sponsors – beverages will be served.
In honor of Earth Day, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum will celebrate the diversity of life on earth with a day of activities that will inform, educate and entertain visitors. Local experts will be on hand to provide demonstrations on composting, gardening with California native plants, growing your own food, and recycling. Local artists will offer jewelry and hand-made crafts for sale. Maker stations will introduce you to new crafts. This family-oriented event includes kids’ activities, face painting, live music, dance performances, and much more.
Arts and Crafts Vendors
Live Music and Dance
Face Painting &Kids Activities
Gardening and Composting Advice