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.
Program & Event Schedule

Monday, August 26th at  6:00 p.m.
   Mindy Johnson will entertain the Temecula Valley Historical Society with the story of the life of Annie Mendenhall Bergman, an important woman who lived in Aguanga during most of the twentieth century. Annie Bergman and her husband Arlie owned a large ranch in Aguanga facing the north slope of Palomar Mountain. She served a long time as postmaster and she owned and operated the general store. Annie carried on with ranching and in business long after her husband died, living to the age of 102. The woman was a world traveler who had a long and remarkable life with many stories to tell.


Mindy, who is presenting Annie Bergman, was born and raised in Riverside, California. She obtained a BA degree in linguistics from UC Irvine. She and her husband Bill spent 22 years in the Bay Area, where they raised their 2 children. With retirement, they relocated to the Temecula area. Mindy is a docent at the Temecula Valley Museum.

Mindy also performs as E. Hale Curran of Murrieta as part of the historical society’s Notable Men and Women of Temecula, a troupe of actors who have researched the lives of people who were influential in our community in times past.

The Notable Men and Women of Temecula presentations began several years ago and have continued to grow in popularity. Lynn Cude’, the historical society’s treasurer and membership chair is the guiding force with this group that offers presentations to groups in the area.

Other historical characters portrayed by the group are Freda Knott, Mary Jane Welty, Elena Couts Dear, Ysabel Barnett, Ramona Wolf, José Estudillo, Edna Swanguen, O. T. Hackett and Trixie Fernald. All have fascinating and entertaining stories that highlight how life was in the Temecula Valley of the past.

        Mindy Johnson            Annie & Arlie Bergman              Annie with son Frank

Monday, September 23rd at  6:00 p.m.
   Rebecca Farnbach will speak on "The History of Vail Headquarters" in celebration of the merger of the Temecula Valley Historical Society and the Vail Ranch Restoration Association on September 1st of this year.

Monday, October 28th at  6:00 p.m.
   Great Oak Press will present authors Gregory Cumming and Stephen Sayles who will speak about their research on the Symbionese Liberation Army for their book "Patricia Hearst, Queen of the Revolution". Books will be available for purchase.

Saturday, November 16th at  5:30 p.m.
   The Temecula Valley Historical Society's Annual Dinner. The speaker will be Steve Williamson who will speak about past Temecula resident Erle Stanley Gardner, the author of the Perry Mason mystery novels.

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