Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California


"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." ~Edward Abbey

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The 2014 Twentynine Palms Annual
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will be Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 & 9.
This years theme is "ALL RHYME, NO REASON."
Click here for this year's categories and rules.


  The 2014-2015 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
    Friday, November 14th at 7:00pm

   Glimpes of the Gobi Desert - as seen from Ikh Nart Nature Reserve at the northern margin on the Gobi in Eastern Mongolia: Archaeology and Wildlife Conservation

     Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in eastern Mongolia is home to the remains of thousands of years of human activities. Dr. Schneider has been studying the kinds of archaeological sites, their locations, and their characteristics in order to develop a plan for conserving these fascinating remnants of human history. During their 2010-2013 field seasons in Ikh Nart, her team has made great progress toward their goals. So far, they've logged sites ranging from New Stone Age (Neolithic) about 6,000 years ago, an era marked by the domestication of herd animals, to sites from the Tibetan Buddhist period, from around the 13th century AD to 1937. Chronologically in between these are Bronze Age, Iron Age, Turkic, and Mongolian Empire sites.

    Dr. Schneider received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. She recently retired from her position as Associate State Archaeologist, California State Parks, Colorado Desert District and has worked for over 20 years in arid regions of the world, including the Colorado, Mojave, Sonoran, Negev, and currently, the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

    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 Stokes, 760-367-5535 or

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The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is pleased to announce the inaugural "Old Timer of the Year" honorees - Bruce Arnett, Marilyn Fernald, and Nolan Lockwood. Click here to read all about them.

We need your help to pay for the Hastie Bus Restoration project!
Hastie Bus - 24 October 2012

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.

Hastie Bus
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.

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