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 August 22 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.
Dick Fox President of the Temecula Valley Historical Society will present his research into his father Edwin Fox's experiences as a POW in China during World War II.

  While Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, the U.S. Marines of the American Embassy Guard in Peking, China waited anxiously for the arrival of the SS President Harrison, a Merchant Marine ship scheduled to pick them up and move them them to new assignments as the Chinese Embassy was being closed. The ship didn't arrive and all 203 members of the unit were immediately taken and held as POW's for the entire duration of World War II. Dick's father was part of this group as a U.S. Navy Corpsman attached to the Marines.
Edwin Fox in 1946
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 August 6th 5 to 9 p.m. Ramble On Classic Car Show
100+ Classic cars, live music and DJ, giveaways, themed vendors.
Saturday August 13th 3 to 8 p.m. Thistle and Sage Vegan Market
Vegan friendly vendors and food, activities
Saturday August 20th 4 to 8 p.m. Grazing Theory Market event
Live music, wine and cheese tasting, art, cars and 30+ local vendors.
Sunday August 21st 4 to 8 p.m. School of Rock mid-season Showcase
All age groups and genres of music will be performing at the School of Rock mid-season showcase, 40+ families expected to attend.
Friday August 26th 6 to 10 p.m. Starlight Bazaar, kickoff of “Carnival Nights” event weekend
Carnival Nights by In The Loop and Vail HQ have returned to Vail Headquarters after a short hiatus and it's going to be the party of the Summer! This will be FREE to attend with TICKETED ATTRACTIONS. Purchase your pre-sale tickets or unlimited wristbands now to save money on your visit with us. Tickets will be sold for $3 each at the door.
Saturday August 27th 6 to 10 p.m. Starlight Bazaar “Carnival Nights” day 2
Local VW club meet up, 20+ cars expected will be parked out in the main courtyard
Sunday August 28th 4 to 8 p.m. Starlight Bazaar “Carnival Nights” day 3 - No Sunday Funday today!
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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