Collections Spotlight:
The Inventory of the Museum's permanent collections  
has been completed!

An inventory of the museum's permanent collections began in November of 2014 and was completed in June of this year.  The museum has documented every single object in its possession, that is- 3,715 objects and 28 cubic feet of archive material to be exact!  The two-year project was quite the feat, as matters concerning collections and information systems are never simple.  However,
with this
 incredible accomplishment the museum can now take strides toward making never before seen objects more accessible to its visitors.

Special thank you to Jessica Cuna, Museum Intern (pictured left) and Sarah Kennington, Museum Volunteer for their invaluable assistance in seeing the project through. 

Measuring the Height of a Joshua Tree

The status of the Joshua Tree at Joshua Tree National Park  
with Neil Frakes, Division of Resource Management at JTNP  

   There is growing concern among the scientific community that Joshua trees are vulnerable to climate change. Predictive modelling has shown that Joshua trees could be extirpated from Joshua Tree National Park within 80 years or reduced to approximately 10 percent of their current range.  Recently a petition has been put forward to consider listing the Joshua tree under the Endangered Species Act.
   Neil Frakes is the Vegetation Branch Chief in the Division of Resource Management at Joshua Tree National Park. He oversees a variety of vegetation based programs at the park including native plant restoration, invasive plant species management, field botany, climate change monitoring, and rock climbing stewardship.
   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. 

Halloween Spooktacular...

...was amazing!  Lots of creative costumes, a spooky Haunted House filled with aliens, witches and ghouls and a great display of cool carved pumpkins.
If you like to see pictures check out the Printz Dazzling photo booth , the Hi Desert Star , or our Facebook .
Upcoming Events in December
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