Temecula Valley Historical Society
Upcoming Program Schedule
 Monday, October 24th, 2016   6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Little Temecula History Center

 On October 24, Bob Kent, a local historian and member of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, will present the results of his research on the life of Murray Schloss and the little known history of Schloss's utopian community, Heart-O’-The-Hills, near Temecula.

 Kent discovered the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve owes its existence to a 2,480-acre tract of land once owned by Murray S. Schloss, an eccentric, new-age religion socialist, sometimes referred to as the “Millionaire Socialist”. In the early 1920s, Murray established Heart-O’-The-Hills where members of the Church of the Dawn would learn to become self-sufficient and prepare for a world disaster. After Murray died in 1927, infighting among the trustees of his estate and lawsuits by his relatives resulted in a 20 year legal battle over his estate. In 1961, the trust was dissolved and the land was given to the State of California. Murray’s property now forms the core of the Ecological Reserve. Kent has conducted in depth research and will present his findings of the unusual history of the hills towering above us in the south and west.

 The Temecula Valley Historical Society invites visitors to join them for a social time with free refreshments at 5:30 pm prior to the program 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.  There is no charge to attend our programs. Visitors are welcome.
What's New On Our Site!
  Descriptions of, & maps showing, 42 historical locations & historical plaques in the Temecula area.
  A searchable index of   The High Country  articles and covers.
Upcoming Events
Funday Sundays at Vail Headquarters!!
Sundays - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Weekly fun at Vail Headquarters!
  Tuesday August 30th - Tuesday November 1st

Murrieta & Temecula Valley History Speaker Showcase at the Murrieta Public Library
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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 located below 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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