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.
Our presentations are held indoors at the Little Temecula History Center, which is the "red barn" next to Kohl's, one block south of Temecula Parkway at the intersection of Margarita. They are free and open to the public.

The Society's  next presentation will be on June 27 at 6:00 p.m.
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!
The Society's  Board meetingz are via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month except November & December.
The meetings start at 6:00 p.m.  
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Programs Schedule
For a listing of other upcoming local events, check the "Calender of Events" in our newsletter.
  Steve Lech, who is considered the authority on Riverside County history, will present a program titled:
"Riverside County's Early Desert Denizens"

  Lech says: "The desert has always lured those who march to the beat of a different drummer, and Riverside County's desert was certainly no exception. Miners, philosophers, eccentrics, and humorists have all played a role in the desert." Author and researcher Steve Lech has spent time getting to "know" some of these eccentrics of the past and will bring some of them to light in this fascinating presentation. The public is welcome to attend in person at no cost or to view the presentation which will be live-streamed on the Temecula Valley Historical Society's Facebook page.
The photograph is an old shack in an unknown location presumed to be in Riverside County
Any questions can be directed to Rebecca Farnbach at:
June 2022 - Vail Headquarters Events Schedule
Every Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Little Temecula History Center is Open
Every Sunday
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Funday - At Sunday Funday the Antique Store is open and you'll find photo ops,
kiddie rides, family activities, and brunch items at Vail Headquarters restaurants.
Every Tuesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farmer’s Market + Antique Store is open, & kiddie rides run
Every Friday, May-Aug 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Summer Concert Series LIVE MUSIC every Friday evening on the main stage at Vail HQ from May to August 2022. Local recording studio Discrete Sound Studios is putting together a music showcase with 20+ local bands throughout the summer. Check out for a list of bands coming up each month! Bring your lawn chairs & blankets to set up & enjoy the show with food & drink from the restaurants at Vail HQ.
Saturday June 4th 6 to 8 p.m. Musical performance by the talented students at the School of Rock. 20 families expected to attend
Sunday June 5th 6 p.m. Performance by the French Valley Children's Singers - All 30 girls from French Valley Singers Company will be performing their "Rock Around the Clock" show! It features fun songs and dances from the 50's and 60's!
Friday June 10th 6 to 9 p.m. Summer Concert Series - Cory Clark
Saturday June 11th 3 to 8 p.m. Thistle and Sage Vegan Market - Vegan friendly vendors & food, activities & entertainment.
Friday June 17th 6 to 9 p.m. Summer Concert Series - Valley Riot
Saturday June 18th 4 to 8 p.m. Wellness Market presented by Grazing Theory - Live music, wine and cheese tasting, art, cars and 30+ local vendors
Saturday June 25th 6 to 9 p.m. Starlight Bazaar - Local maker's market, live music, and family entertainment.
Sunday June 26th 4 to 8 p.m. Caribbean Nights - Setting the Caribbean Vibes complete with 40+ Vendors & LIVE Caribbean Band Tangala Roots
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)
 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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