Art in the West Opening Reception


  • 07.19.19
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening filled with art and excitement. The opening event includes artist demonstrations and a chance to mingle with the artists. This is your first chance to bid on a piece, so make it count! 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm No-host bar   Art in the West is presented by With support from (more…)

Museum and Me


  • 08.03.19
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A quieter time for children and adults who experience physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibits and revisit your favorites. 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm Free for individuals, friends and family       Made possible by (more…)

Bat Walk


  • 08.09.19
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on our grounds using echolocator equipment. Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight or headlamp to be prepared for touring the Museum after hours. 7:30 pm — 9:00 pm, doors at 7:15 pm $10, Members receive 20% discount Registration and prepayment required       The following Refund Policy is (more…)

Thorn Hollow String Band


  • 08.10.19
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hear some toe-tapping tunes from our pioneering house band! Dancing encouraged. 11:00 am — 2:00 pm Free with Museum admission (more…)

Miller Ranch Sawmill Demonstration


  • 08.17.19
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Full steam ahead! See the 1904 Lazinka Sawmill in action and discover how critical steam-powered sawmills were to homesteading families in the High Desert. 11:00 am — 3:00 pm Free with Museum admission (more…)

High Desert Rendezvous


  • 08.24.19
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, August 24, 2019 for the annual High Desert Rendezvous at the High Desert Museum! It’s guaranteed to be a fun and festive evening of dinner, gambling, raffle, silent and live auctions, hosted saloon and live music. It is also the last opportunity to bid on a piece in our juried (more…)