Dr. Edward Gordon
Three Historical Lectures
Join historian, researcher, and author
Dr. Edward Gordon,
who delves into
a variety of historical topics.
The Monument Men and Their
Mission: Recovering Europe’s
Art Treasures from the Nazis
Wednesday, February 4, 2 – 3 p.m.
Hear stories about those involved in
recovering the treasures that the Nazi
government stole and looted before
and during World War II.
The Story of the California Missions
Thursday, February 19, 2 – 3 p.m.
Learn about the economic, educational,
and social activities of daily life at the
Land of the Sun: A History of
the Coachella Valley
Thursday, March 19, 2 – 3 p.m.
Explore the fascinating history of “the
land of the sun,” from its geological
origins to the rise of the valley as a
Thursday, February 12, 2 – 3 p.m.
Floods, Fires, and Earthquakes:
Natural Disasters in the
Coachella Valley residents endure
more than their share of destructive
natural events, including earthquakes,
wildfires, and floods. Why do these
phenomena take place in our region?
How frequently do they occur? When
will the next “big one” happen? How
life-threatening are these events?
These are just some of the topics
explores in this illustrated
Jim Cornett is a popular weekly
The Desert Sun
author of many books detailing the
natural beauty of our extraordinary
desert. He is currently conducting
research on the disappearance of
Joshua trees in the desert Southwest
as a result of global warming.
Presented by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation