Lonza Vulture Venture


  • 06.16.18
    8:00 am - 10:00 am

Lonza Vulture Venture 5K Trail Run/Walk & Kids’ Dash Saturday, June 16, 2018 REGISTER HERE Click here for sponsorship information or call 541-382-4754 ext. 365. The High Desert Museum is excited to host our annual Lonza Vulture Venture 5K Trail/Walk and Kids’ Dash on Saturday, June 16, 2018. 5K participants will experience a unique behind-the-scenes (more…)

Traditional Arts Day at the Miller Pioneer Ranch


  • 06.23.18
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the traditional arts of the High Desert. Traditional art practitioners and culture keepers will be at the Museum demonstrating their skills. Learn more about the work of Steve Campbell, musical instrument maker; D.W. Frommer, custom boot and shoe maker; Pat Horlacher, silversmith; Dan Fowler, rawhide braider; and Steve McKay, saddlemaker. The (more…)

Lazinka Sawmill Demonstration


  • 06.23.18
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Full steam ahead! See the 1904 sawmill in action and discover how critical this steam-powered sawmill was to homestead families in the High Desert. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Free with Museum admission (more…)

Preserving the High Desert’s Traditional Arts


  • 06.23.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Andries Fourie, the Museum’s curator of art and community engagement for a discussion with culture keepers Steve Campbell, D.W. Frommer, Pat Horlacher, Dan Fowler and Steve McKay about preserving the traditional arts of the High Desert. Find out how you can help to ensure the survival of traditional arts by supporting artisans or learning (more…)

Pollinator Power


  • 06.24.18
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in celebrating National Pollinator Week! Learn more about the vital role pollinators play in sustaining our native plants and food system and what you can do to support them. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Free with Museum admission In partnership with (more…)

Waterston Desert Writing Prize Award Ceremony


  • 06.27.18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Award presentation and readings by winning author and finalists. Inspired by poet and author Ellen Waterston, this literary award honors writing that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy. The program includes “A Desert Conversation,” featuring noted desert authors and scholars. A creative writing workshop will be offered in the afternoon preceding the (more…)

Bat Walk


  • 07.13.18
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us on an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on the Museum grounds using echolocator equipment. Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight or headlamp. 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Members $5, non-members $10 Registration and prepayment required. In partnership with (more…)

Sketching in the Hall of Exploration and Settlement


  • 07.14.18
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to sketch the dioramas and artifacts in the Hall of Exploration and Settlement under the guidance of artist and teacher Ian Factor. Whether you want to sketch the Hudson Bay Company fur trappers’ encampment or the goods in the Hi Loy Mercantile in Silver City, now’s your chance! Materials required include a sketchbook (more…)