Twentynine Palms Historical SocietySM
29 Palms, California
"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." ~Edward Abbey
The is back!
The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will host a Red Hot Auction on Saturday, August 23, at the Old Schoolhouse Museum located at 6760 National Park Drive, in Twentynine Palms. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a silent auction, followed by a live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The purpose of the fundraiser is to help pay for the remaining costs of the Hastie Bus renovation project, which has restored "Old Betsy," Johnnie Hastie's 1928 12-passenger bus that became the 29 Palms Stage, the area's first public transportation service.
According to event organizer and auctioneer Larry Bowden, "Not only are we looking for you to come and bid on the many items that will be in the auction, we are also looking for donations of items for the auction. Historical items from the Twentynine Palms area would be ideal for the auction."
Donations can include artwork, antiques, collectibles, rustic relics, historic treasures, or any good new or used item that has value. Items can be picked up at your house or business by calling Larry at (760) 910-3886.
$2,500 Grant From Lamplighter Foundation
Jim Lincoln, second from left, secretary of the Lamplighter Foundation, presents $2,500 in matching funds to Twentynine Palms Historical Society President, Les Snodgrass. The money matches proceeds from the society's Desert Chic Wine & Cheese Social, coordinated by Cathy Snodgrass, far left, and Laureen Lentz.
On June 19, 2014, Jim Lincoln, secretary of the Lamplighter Foundation, presented a $2,500 check to Twentynine Palms Historical Society President Les Snodgrass. The money is matching funds from the society's inaugural Desert Chic Wine & Cheese Social held earlier this year. That very successful event was coordinated by Cathy Snodgrass and Laureen Lentz.
The money will be used to help fund the Society's planned addition of a multipurpose room to the Old Schoolhouse Museum.
The Lamplighter Foundation is based in Powell, Wyo. Their mission is to provide funding to non-profit organizations that desire to strengthen their governance, administration and leadership.
We need your help to pay for the Hastie Bus Restoration project!
If you would like to be a part of making this historic bus run again please donate. It's easy, you can click the donate button below to make an on-line donation or you can send a check to us at the address below.
29 Palms Historical Society
6760 National Park Drive
P.O. Box 1926
29 Palms, California 92277
To learn more about the Hastie Bus restoration visit the project page.
The Twentynine Palms and Morongo Basin Historical Societies have joined in a project that will culminate in the publication of a document that dedicates a page per year to a featured major Morongo Basin event, a list of several other historical Basin events for that year and some notes on events within the U.S. and around the world - putting it all into interesting historical context.
Please see the project page to learn more about this project and how you can help.
The 2013 Twentynine Palms Annual
was Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3
Click here for a list of the 2013 Weed ShowSM Winners
Photos of all 2013 entries are posted here.
The details, categories, and rules are posted here.
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