Let's Talk - Mother Nellie Coffman and Her Beloved Desert Inn


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Nellie, the woman credited as the "mother" of Palm Springs was the driving force in the city's tourism industry. She nurtured and guided the development of this little village.

Join Will Kleindienst as he journeys back to Nellie's hometown of Patoka, Indiana to share the story of her life before California and her beloved Desert Inn.

He chronicles the events that brought her to Palm Springs and contributed to the creation of the magnificent Desert Inn in 1926.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm
Duration 1 hr

Members - $10 
Non-Members $20

Speaker:  Will Kleindienst 

About Your Host: 
William arrived in Palm Springs in 1976. He served as Mayor from 1995 through 2003, and currently serves on four local boards including the Palm Springs Historical Society. His presentations always surprise, inform and delight the audience.

Photo Credits:
"The Desert Inn Lobby"
© William Kleindienst

Camelot Theatres now Palm Springs Cultural Center

2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA



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