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, September 23rd at  6:00 p.m. at the Little Temecula History Center.
   Rebecca Farnbach will speak on "Historical Properties in Temecula and What it Takes to Save Them" Rebecca and her husband Darell were two people on the team of four who advocated for the saving and restoration of the valued Vail Headquarters heritage site and are the only two who continue to reside in Temecula. Rebecca, the immediate past president of the society, is considered one of the go-to people for information about Temecula history. She was a founding member of both the Vail Ranch Restoration Association and the Temecula Valley Historical Society. She and co-authors Loretta Barnett and others have compiled six books in the Images of America series and Rebecca has published work in multiple genres in several publications. She will give a case history of the twenty-year efforts of the Vail Ranch Restoration Association to save the Vail Headquarters from demolition and some of the little known details of the process. Rebecca will also address concerns for other historic properties in Temecula and will discuss some of the assistance the historical society is giving the property owners. Included in the talk will be a discussion of The Mills Act which was passed unanimously by the Temecula City Council in August.

Sunday, October 6th at  2:30 p.m. at the Little Temecula History Center.
   The Notable Men & Women of Temecula will present: stagecoach driver, O.T. Hackett portrayed by Gerry Nicholas, then Ramona Wolf portrayed by Lynn Cudé, followed by Trixie Fernald portrayed by Shelley Leddy. - See their photos below.

Monday, October 28th at  6:00 p.m. at the Little Temecula History Center.
   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. at the Assistance League of Temecula.
   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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 The Temecula Valley Historical Society invites visitors to join them for a social time with free refreshments at 5:30 pm prior to our regular monthly 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). For directions, click on the "Find Us" link above.
There is no charge to attend our programs. Visitors are welcome.
Gerry Nicholas as:    Lynn Cude as:  Shelley Leddy as:
O.T. Hackett       Ramona Wolf      Trixie Fernald
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 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.

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 DVDs are also available for sale at the monthly historical society meetings.

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