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.
Special 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.

Regular Program Schedule

Monday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Sarah Bierle will present From California to Gettysburg: The Hancock Family about Winfield Hancock who as an Army Officer had challenging choices to make when the U.S. Civil War began.

Monday, March 26th at  6:00 p.m.

Bonnie Martland will present a program about Gettysburg.

Monday, April 23rd at  6:00 p.m.

Terry & Jill Finch will present Who Came to California?

Monday, May 21st at  6:00 p.m.

Steve Lech will present An 1893 Debate for Riverside County.

Monday, June 25th at  6:00 p.m.

Michelle Lorimer will present Resurrecting the Past: The California Mission Myth.

Monday, July 23rd at  6:00 p.m.

Darell Farnbach will present a program about Hats.

Monday, August 27th at  6:00 p.m.

Mindy Johnson will present Notable Woman of Temecula, Annie Bergman.

Monday, September 24th at  6:00 p.m.

Beth Cobb will present a program on The Santa Margarita Ecological Preserve.

Monday, October 22nd at  6:00 p.m.

Ann Miller will present Land Measurements in Temecula in the 1800s.

 The Temecula Valley Historical Society invites visitors to join them for a social time with free refreshments at 5:30 pm 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). For detailed directions, click on the "Find Us" link above.

          There is no charge to attend our programs. Visitors are welcome.

Special Events

Thursday, February 15th at  1:o0 p.m.

 The Riverside County Historic Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at the Little Temecula History Center (Red Barn). The public is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 20th at  10:30 a.m.

Bonnie Martland will present Mary Jane Welty and Mindy Johnson will present Maria Apis to the Friends of the Murrieta Library in the Community Room of the Murrieta Public Library. The public is welcome to attend.

Saturday, March 3 — 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Riverside History Symposium at Benedict Castle, located at 5445 Chicago Ave. in Riverside.
 Cost is $30 for the days activities and includes four extremely interesting presentations, breakfast, lunch and a tour of Benedict Castle.

Friday, May 11— 12:00 noon

 The Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve will present the History of the California Southern Railroad's Route through the Temecula Gorge and Beyond. Must RSVP to attend. Click Here to view the flyer with complete information about the schedule and how to register.

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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.

 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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