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.
Program Schedule

Monday, February 25th at  6:00 p.m.
  Gregory A. Rager, an adjunct professor of historic and basic photography courses at Cypress College and Mount San Antonio College will present an informative program about Historical Photographic Processes.

As a practitioner of 19th Century Processes, Rager uses cameras ranging from the medium formats between 4x5 inch and 12x20 inch field cameras. Rager holds a Master’s Degree in Technology Education from California State University, Long Beach specializing in photography, graphic arts, computer software applications, and technical writing.

In his presentation to the historical society, Rager will discuss Historical Photographic Processes used from 1839 to 1917. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of 19th Century images for process identification and approximate age dating.

Sunday, March 3rd at  2:30 p.m.
  Bonnie Martland will present Elena Couts Dear who lived at both the Guajome Adobe in Vista, and later at the Santa Rosa Adobe in La Cresta.

Monday, March 25th at  6:00 p.m.
   Julie Farnbach will give a presentation on the U.S. Constitution.

Sunday, April 7th at  2:30 p.m.
   Mindy Johnson will present Annie Bergman, a rancher, business owner, and world traveler who was born on Palomar Mountain, and lived most of her life in Aguanga.

Monday, April 22nd at  6:00 p.m.
   Bonnie Martland will give a presentation: Subject to be Announced.

 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.

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La Laguna Review
 The La Laguna Review, a News-Magazine published from October 1961 to July 1966 has been provided by the Menifee Valley Historical Association. The publication, the idea of Roger Mayhall, the Publisher, covered news from Lake Elsinore, Alberhill, Perris, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, and surrounding areas. Over a period of time, we will be indexing these publications so that you will be able to easily find articles that contain items of interest to you.
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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.
DVD Order Form   (pdf)
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