Desert Archive Days
organized by Caitlin Denny
november 7–8, 2015


The Desert Archive Days will host a handful of beloved and established institutions of California's high desert community in sharing special collections from their personal and official archives. Through presentations of documents and behavioral artifacts outside of the trajectory of traditional archival material, we will explore the revolutionary and freedom seeking history of the Morongo Basin.

Live lectures from some of your favorite high desert folks, slide show projections and unusual objects will inspire and intrigue those interested in the rich community-based history of the rural towns of Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Landers.

We invite locals to bring their own artifacts or documents that may be of historical interest. Remember, the personal archives are just as important as the "official" archives.

For artifacts/documents that need preparation or specialty handling, please contact Caitlin Denny prior to the event.

View full schedule and more information here! 

November 7–8, 2015, 8AM - 2PM
HDTS HQ at Sky Village Swap Meet
7028 Theater Road
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Desert Archive Days is organized by Caitlin Denny.  This project is supported in part by a grant from James Irvine Foundation - Arts Regranting Program/Inland Empire at The Community Foundation, Strengthening Inland Southern California through Philanthropy.  Special thanks Zena Bender, Bob & Elizabeth Carr, and Sky Village Swap Meet.