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, July 22nd at  6:00 p.m.
   Oscar Muñoz, M.A., a public historian for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside will present a program on: The 1894 murder of Mary J. Platt. Muñoz, who researches Native American history of Southern California, will discuss the documentary evidence as well as traditional oral narratives and will analyze possible motives that led to the murder of Platt and the destruction of the Pechanga schoolhouse on September 20, 1894.

Muñoz will tell how news of the event spread throughout Southern California, the public outrage that ensued, and the investigations that resulted in three court trials and the arrests of five Indians, including the reservation Captain.

  Oscar Muñoz
  Mrs. Platt with students outside the Pechanga School in approximately 1890
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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.
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