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.
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TVHS Programs & Events Schedule
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 NOTE: Until it is safe to have our programs outdoors, they will be held live on Zoom at the indicated times.
     They will subsequently be posted on our Facebook page for viewing at your convenience.


Monday, September 28th at  6:00 p.m. - Darell Farnbach will present "The Second Wave of New Pioneers to Temecula, 1980"
in a Zoom meeting. To join the Zoom meeting, the public is welcome to return to this home page of our Temecula Valley Historical Society website (www.temeculahistory.org) that evening and  >> click here <<  to view the presentation.

Farnbach, who is one of the New Pioneers, moved to Temecula in 1981 when foundations were laid for our present community. He was a longtime businessman and hairstylist and has been an advocate for historic preservation. He is known for championing the restoration of the Vail Headquarters, the Wolf Tomb, and some of the buildings in Old Town Temecula. Farnbach is a charter member of the Temecula Valley Historical Society. In February 2020, Farnbach and his wife Rebecca received the honor of Citizens of the Year from the Temecula Chamber of Commerce for their activism in historic preservation for the good of the community.
In his presentation, Farnbach will tell of the Western heritage that was still prevalent in 1981 in Temecula and what little infrastructure was in place. Some say they arrived in Temecula when there was only one stoplight. Farnbach arrived when there were none.
















Monday, October 26th, 6:00 p.m. - Michelle Elling portrays Edna Swanguen and Shelley Leddy portrays Catherine Fernald.

Todd, Darell, & Darya       Darell Farnbach                 
1981               2020                 
  Michelle Elling             Shelley Leddy   
Vail Headquarters September Event Schedule
Every 2nd & 4th Sunday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Funday & Antique Store
Every Tuesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farmer’s Market & Antique Store
Saturday, September 19 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thistle & Sage Vegan vendors.
Friday, September 25 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Starlight Bazaar
     
NOTE: The Antique Store at Vail and the Kiddie Train are open for business during each event. Please stop by the Antique Store and find many treasures.
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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)
EARLY BOOM TOWN
TEMECULA
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