Temecula Valley Historical Society
It is our mission to identify, preserve and promote the historic legacy of the Temecula Valley and to educate the public about its historical significance.
Regular Program Schedule

Monday, August 27th at  6:00 p.m.
  Lori Sisquoc and Clifford Trafzer will present a program on the Sherman Institute, the boarding school for Native American youth, established in 1902, first in Perris and then in Riverside to assimilate Native children into the dominant society. Sisquoc, a descendant of the Mountain Cahuilla and a member of the Fort Sill Apache tribe is a co-founder of the Mother Earth Clan and serves as Curator of the Sherman Indian Museum. Trafzer is a Distinguished Professor of History and a recipient of the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs at the University of California, Riverside. The public is invited to join Sisquoc and Trafzer as they share insight into Sherman Institute and its role as an Indian boarding school in California history and its renewal since become an institution devoted to the preservation of Native American cultures, languages, and spiritual beliefs. .

Great Oak Press will be in attendance with copies of Sisquoc and Trafzer's book, Shadows of Sherman Institute: A Photographic History of the Indian School on Magnolia Avenue, available at a discounted price for attendees of $35.00.

Monday, September 24th at  6:00 p.m.
  The Camp Pendleton Historical Society will present a program on Las Flores and the Magee Family.

Monday, October 22nd at  6:00 p.m.
  Ann Miller will present: Chains, Varas and Leagues: Measuring Land in the 1800s.

 The Temecula Valley Historical Society invites visitors to join them for a social time with free refreshments at 5:30 p.m. prior to our programs at the Little Temecula History Center, (The red barn next to Kohls in south Temecula at the corner of Wolf Store Road and Redhawk Parkway) which begin at 6:00 p.m. For detailed directions, click on the "Find Us" link above.

There is no charge to attend our programs. Visitors are welcome.


The TVHS Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 17th at the Assistance League in Temecula.

Featured Items
  The Temecula Valley Historical Society's  latest newsletter!
New Item!
The California History Resource Guide.
Donate to the Historical Society while you shop!
The Temecula Valley Historical Society is now able to receive donations from anyone who shops online at Amazon.
There are no extra charges or fees for you to take advantage of this program.

For more information: 
Click here

To go to Smile.Amazon.com click on the following link:  
Notice to All Members

  We do not condone trespassing on nonpublic sites. If you do trespass, you are doing so as an individual and are subject to prosecution by the property owner as an individual and not as a member of the Temecula Valley Historical Society. This is an activity that is not endorsed or supported by the Society and can result in a deteriorating relationship with other historic entities or valued neighbors. If at any time you are curious about areas with restricted entry, please consult with the officers of the Temecula Valley Historical Society and we will make arrangements for consultation with the owners of the properties in question. Thank you for your cooperation.

 Meetings are held at the Little Temecula History Center located just west of Kohl's, near the intersection of Temecula Parkway and Redhawk Parkway.
 (the Red Implement Barn pictured below)
 This 2008 historical society DVD production is available for a $10 donation.

 To order this DVD by mail print out the order form by clicking on the DVD Order Form link (below right) and mail it in.
 DVDs are also available for sale at the monthly historical society meetings.

 Your donation helps fund current and future projects of the Temecula Valley Historical Society.
DVD Order Form   (pdf)
Click on logo at left for a map
or Click here for more help..