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Calendar of Upcoming Events

NEW SCHEDULE

 
Open October through May
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
10 am - 3 pm


 
 
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Showing and Sale
 
Carl Bray paintings
 
The last of Carl Bray's paintings are on display and for sale. There are not many left. These are paintings that have never been shown before. They will be available until they are all gone. For more information on Carl Bray go to
 www.californiadesertart.com/?p=2068
 
 
 
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Classic Desert Paintings

by Kathi and John Hilton
 

March 17-20, 2017
10 am-3 pm

Location : Fire House

Additional information
 
 
 
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4th Friday - Old
 
 Firehouse Lecture
 
Series

These lectures are presented by the Historical Society of Palm Desert in collaboration with The Friends of the Desert Mountains. They're held at Palm Desert Community Center, 45-480 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert (N/E corner of Portola and Shadow Mountain Drive) at 7 PM. Coffee and cookies are served, with a recommended donation of $5.  For additional information call the Historical Society at 760-346-6588. A slide show of historic photos will showing between 6 and 7. This event is open to the public.
 
Mar. 24
Some Plants Utilized by the Cahuilla Indians
by Mr. Daniel McCarthy
 
Apr. 28
Native American Pottery Making
by Mr. Toni Soares
 
 
 
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Picnic in the Park

and
 
Member Meeting
 
Sunday, March 26, 2017
 
Full details in the attached flyer.
 
You don't want to miss this fun afternoon with good food and good fellowship.
 
 
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Passing of Jan Holmlund
 
 
 
We are sorry to announce the passing of Jan Holmlund.  Jan is a long time member of the society, an active historian, and responsible for bringing the mini-muster program to the Coachella Valley. 
 
Reception
April 2, 2017
2 pm to 5 pm
Old Firehouse on El Paseo 
 
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Art Appraisal Day
 
The appraisers will be:
 
Douglas R.R. Arbuthnot
Classic Consignment Company
and
Sharon Klotz
Fine Art Advisory
 
April 22
10 to 1
at the
Old Firestation on El Paseo
 
$10 per item,  max of 5 items.
Reservations are suggested.
760.346.6588
 
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Second Grade students on tour at the Museum

The second grade students from the local schools visit the museum in the spring of each year.  At this time they are introduced to some of our local history and to fire fighting history.

 

 For a full copy of the newsletter contact the society at 760.346.6588.

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Birth of a Town

Painting by Ron Backer

The Historical Society recently purchased the original of the adjacent painting.  We had 25 gicle'e copies (20" x 24") of the painting made for resale as a fund raising activity.  There will only be 25 copies and they will all be signed with a certificate of authenticity.  The purchasers of the first 10 copies will have their names on a plaque associated with original which will hang in the museum.  The purchase/donation price is only $250. We will have the picture on display at the Backer show in the city's gallery, the Friday night lectures, the museum and all other activities until the 25 copies are sold.

 
 
 
 
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Original Plot Plan
 
Copies of the original, with updated overlays, Palm Desert plot plan are available at themuseum for $40.  These reproductions are 23" by 28".  This is the plan as originally drawn by Tommy Tomson and then updated with additions showing, for example, the fire station added in 1951,and showing the ownership of the properties.