"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." ~Edward Abbey
2nd Friday Old Schoolhouse Lecture | 100 Years of Morongo Basin History Publication
Hastie Bus Restoration
The 2013-2014 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
Friday, December 13th at 7:00pm
The Accidental Artist: The Story of Artist Ricardo Breceda
Ten short years ago, Ricardo Breceda was an injured construction worker earning a living selling exotic leather boots. Now his famous metal sculptures are found across the globe, from Canada to Australia with over 125 scattered through Borrego Valley, including his bighorn sheep sculptures which adorn the intersection of Highway 62 and National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms.
Join biographer and photographer, Diana Lindsay, as she recounts how Brecada has become a renowned artist with no previous art training or even an interest in art. Diana will have her book Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist available for purchase at this event.
There will also be an optional dinner with the speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, space is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to Marion Gartner 760-361-1202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 2013 Twentynine Palms Annual
was Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3
Click here for a list of the 2013 Weed Show Winners
Photos of all 2013 entries are posted here.
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