About the Societyy

Our Mission

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.

Officers and Board of Directors

The Temecula Valley Historical Society is governed by a Board of Directors who formulate and vote on policies. Board members serve one year terms. The Board elects from its members the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition to the Board of Directors, the society is comprised of several committees all of which serve a specific purpose as determined by the Board of Directors and the membership at large.

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The Society's History

The Temecula Valley Historical Society was founded in 2001. 

Projects have included the placement of plaques and markers on historic buildings and sites in Old Town Temecula, the restoration of the Louis Wolf Tomb, the restoration of a stagecoach, and the production of a DVD about the local history.   The Society provides self-guided walking tour maps of Old Town Temecula to local shopkeepers for public distribution.

Monthly meetings are held at the Little Temecula History Museum which include speaker presentations on the local history of Temecula Valley.   The Society organizes local field trips and has a group of actors who are available to perform to local groups depicting historical people of the area.

We invite you to browse around our web site.   Be sure to check out the local history section and the gossip collection which contains excerpts from the Lake Elsinore Valley Press that was published from 1910 - 1926. Memberships in the Temecula Valley Historical Society are available at levels affordable to individuals and families as well as corporate sponsorship.

The Temecula Valley Historical Society is a nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)3. 

Learn more about the Vail Ranch Restoration Association (VaRRA) (Now merged into the Temecula Valley Historical Society)