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.
NOTE:   Our Facebook page, (click on the link above to view it), hosts a vibrant, active community of Temecula history fans.
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        It is a place to connect for great content on Temecula then and now.
The Temecula Valley Historical Society's  latest newsletter:    Click here  to view it!
The Murrieta Valley Historical Society's  latest newsletter:    Click here  to view it!
Programs Schedule
For a listing of other upcoming local events, check the "Calender of Events" in our newsletter.

 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 later at your convenience.


Monday, May 24th, at 6:00 p.m.   Click Here to view the presentation at the designated date & time.

   Steve Lech, will give a Zoom presentation titled: "Postcards from Mecca - The California Desert Photography of Susie K. Smith and Lula Mae Graves."

   Steve is considered by many the foremost historian of Riverside County. His presentation is an exploration of the ramblings of two cousins in the California desert from roughly 1916 - 1936. During that time, Susie Smith and Lula Mae Graves photo-documented much of the Colorado Desert area of Riverside County, going on hiking and camping expeditions to places way off the beaten path, and selling these pictures as postcards along the Southern Pacific Railroad. During the exploration of the vast unknown region the adventurous cousins faced danger and excitement recorded for us on their postcard images.

May 2021 Events Schedule
Every Sunday 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. History Center is Open
Every Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Funday - At Sunday Funday you'll find local vendors, photo ops, kiddie rides
and family activities, BRUNCH items at the businesses of Vail Headquarters
and a DJ to get the party started!
Every Tuesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farmer’s Market + Antique Store is open, & kiddie rides run
Wednesday May 5 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Culture Shock market - Historic Vail Headquarters and In the Loop present:
Culture Shock Market, an ALL-NEW event taking place on Cinco de Mayo to celebrate the diverse cultures within our community! A Night Market with 15+ local artisans, Live Music, Art mural/photo op, Food at Vail HQ restaurants (patio seating and picnic table seating available) Beer and wine available for purchase to guests 21+ at Vail HQ restaurants
Saturday May 8 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Grazing Theory Mother's Day Bootcamp - Kicking off Mother's Day weekend with a
collaboration event among Grazing Theory, The Craft House, Rebel Spin and
It's Peachy Company, taking place in the common area of the property by the stage
Saturday May 15 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thistle & Sage Vegan Market - Vegan food vendors, music & more
Friday May 21 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.-ish VW club meet up - The club will park their cars on property during the event
Saturday May 22 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Desert Outpost Market - A new event to celebrate Market Detour and their debut of
Blanch, a 1973 Boles Aero trailer traveling shop and other vitange trailers with desert vibes
Friday May 28 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Starlight Bazaar - Vendor market, DJ, street performers, family fun
Saturday May 29 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. HerrKooled VW Club meet up and Swap Meet
NOTE: During many events the Antique Store is open and the Kiddie Train & Stagecoach run. Please confirm our week by week schedule on our Facebook page.
Donate to the Historical Society while you shop!
The Temecula Valley Historical Society is now able to receive donations from anyone who shops online at Amazon.
There are no extra charges or fees for you to take advantage of this program.

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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
 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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