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.
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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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The Society's Monthly Program Schedule
The next presentation will be on Monday October 24 at 6:00 p.m.
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.
Peter Poole will give a presentation on "The History of the Temecula Wine Country".
  Peter’s introduction to vineyards began with a 1971 visit to the vineyard newly planted and owned by his father John Poole. The vineyard would grow grapes for the third winery in Temecula, the Mount Palomar Winery. In 1978, after specializing in plant biology at the University of Washington, Peter moved to Temecula to work in the vineyards and wine production facilities at Mount Palomar Winery. He continued there until the winery was sold in 2006. Peter continued working in the local wine industry as a professional consultant and as Adjunct Professor of Viticulture at Mount San Jacinto College.

  Peter speaks with authenticity as someone who was directly involved in the Temecula Wine Country for over 40 years. He was instrumental in establishing new grape varieties to Temecula Valley vineyards and was involved in the fight against the vine-destroying Pierce’s Disease. For more than 25 years he served as general manager of Mount Palomar Winery and was the founding president of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association. Peter was elected for multiple terms as the board member to represent Southern California wineries at the California Wine Institute and he founded the Viticulture course at Mt. San Jacinto College. In 2017, Mr. Poole was inducted in the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association’s Hall of Fame. He retired from consulting in 2018 and now he shares his love of Temecula and the history of the Temecula Wine Country with the community.
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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.
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