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, September 24th at  6:00 p.m.

  Barbara Greenbush of the Camp Pendleton Historical Society will give a presentation on the subjects of:  Rancho Las Flores, and The Magee Family, who lived on part of what is Camp Pendleton today. The Las Flores Adobe is an example of California “Monterey style” architecture and is a registered National Historic Landmark.

  In 1882, the property was leased to the family of Jane Magee, who was known as the “Bean Queen” because she raised lima beans on the surrounding property. When the Marine Corps purchased the land in 1942, Jane worried about losing her home, but President Roosevelt promised her that the family could live on the site for as long as that generation lived. Jane’s descendants lived in the Adobe until 1967. The Marine Corps began an extensive restoration of the Las Flores Adobe in 2001 with the National Park Service and the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont.

Monday, October 22nd at  6:00 p.m.
  Dr. Ann Miller will present: Chains, Varas and Leagues: Measuring Land in the 1800s. Dr. Miller has made a study of locating land boundaries and defining pathways of old roads. Her presentation will give the audience some practical tips to help decipher old land records. Dr. Miller is an in-demand speaker and has authored "The Southern Emigrant Trail Through Riverside County" and "Overcoming Obstacles That Interfere with Finding Your Ancestors". Each of the books will be available at a discounted price following the presentation. .

 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.

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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.
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