Welcome to the Temecula Valley Historical Society!

A 501(c)(3) corporation

The Society's Next Program

Our next program will be on Monday May 20th at 6:00 p.m.

Aimee Edgeworth, will present: "West Hemet Unveiled: Ostrich Farms, Horse Racing, and Hollywood Legends - The Cawstons and Andersons' Unique Legacies (1909-1930s)"

Aimee, a dedicated advocate for family history and community arts, is a fifth-generation Californian enriching her hometown with the vibrant culture of the Pearl Center for Creative Arts. Her latest endeavor, the Murrieta Train Project, seeks to turn a historic train car into a dynamic cultural hub at Murrieta’s historic depot, symbolizing her commitment to intertwining past and present.

Join Aimee as she takes us on a captivating journey through early 1900s Hemet, where everyday life and local lore come alive with tales of adaptation and community spirit. Delving into the transformation from a bustling ostrich farm to a key agricultural and entertainment hub, she explores how Hemet evolved into a center of industry and creativity. Through her family's vivid anecdotes and cherished traditions, Aimee illuminates the era’s spirit, offering a rich glimpse into the vibrant life that shaped this unique Californian community.

 The presentation will also be live streamed on the Temecula Valley Historical Society’s Facebook page.

Any questions regarding our programs may be addressed to Rebecca Farnbach at:


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

The programs are free and open to the public. 

           Riding Ostriches                                                   Aimee Edgeworth