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Joshua Tree National Park:
The science laboratory in your backyard
 on display
September 30 - December 17
 Don't miss the Opening Reception tomorrow Friday, September 30 from 5 p.m - 7 p.m
In addition to being a place where locals and tourists enjoy the tranquility and serene beauty of the desert, Joshua Tree National Park is also the place for cutting edge science. JTNP conducts studies in archaeology, botany, environmental science, geology, paleontology, zoology and more. This exhibit allows visitors to explore their National Park behind the scenes.
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Keynote and Archaeology Symposium Launch
Friday, September 30, 7 p.m.
The Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park - Past, Present, and Fu ture
                       Michael Newland, Sonoma State University 

                 Joshua Tree National Park has some of the most fascinating archaeolo g y f ou nd anywhere in the United States. The park was home to several Native America n cultures, including the Cahuilla, the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Mojave, who lived here over centuries and continue to view many areas of the park as sacred. Archaeologists have made remarkable finds that have changed our understanding of California preh is to ry and the metamorphosis of this rugged landscape over the past 10,00 0 years. This talk will highlight some of the discoveries, including the presenter's own research, as well as discuss the challenges the National Park and tribal advocates face in preserving this remarkable heritage for future generations.

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Chamber Music at the Museum
 October 8 at 7 p.m.  &
October 9 at 2 pm (Matinee)

Featuring the
Encelia Chamber Ensemble & Friends
The "Encelias" will be joined by David & Paulette Miller a Flute & Harp Duo. David and Paulette have been performing together for many years in Southern California and Italy. For more details click here. 

Seat reservations for can be made a donation of $15 for standard seating and $20 for preferred seating at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Thursday through Saturday,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Both are located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57090 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley, CA 92284. You can also make your reservations online

MBHS presents - October 12, 2016
" Minerva Hoyt: Apostle of the Cacti, First Lady of the Desert"
Joseph Zarki retired Joshua Tree National Park Ranger and Author.

 Minerva Hamilton Hoyt nearly single-handedly fought for the establishment of Joshua Tree National Park. Her story is a tale of courage, perseverance, and determination.  It may represent the first time in the history of the National Park Service that a woman led the campaign to establish a large natural area as part of the National Park System.
How did a South Pasadena society matron come to lead the fight for one of our largest and most popular desert parks? Minerva Hoyt and her quest for a desert park offers many lessons for those who care about protecting desert landscapes today. Come hear about this remarkable woman and the legacy she left for us all.
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Book Signing Follows
"Images of America-Joshua Tree National Park"
 Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society's 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, 57116 29 Palms Hwy.  Yucca Valley.
Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.
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  Hi-Desert Nature Museum
Yucca Valley
Community Center  Complex
Thursday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.