Open October through
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
10 am - 3
Showing and Sale
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
to be held at
February 28, 2017
10 am to 12 pm
Coachella Valley history is the main topic of discussion.
Everybody is welcome to attend and join in on the discussion.
Brown bag lunch
following the meeting.
Classic Desert Paintings
by Kathi and John Hilton
March 17-20, 2017
10 am-3 pm
Location : Fire House
4th Friday - Old
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 Start of Indian Gaming
by Ms. Judy Stapp
Some Plants Utilized by the Cahuilla Indians
Native American Pottery Making
by Mr. Toni Soares
Celebration of Life
us know if you plan to attend. Call 760.346.6588 or email
Picnic in the Park
Full details in
You don't want
to miss this fun afternoon with good food and good fellowship.
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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
For a full copy of the newsletter contact the society at
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.
Original Plot Plan
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.