Welcome to the Temecula Valley Historical Society!

A 501(c)(3) corporation

Watch a vintage Base Ball game on June 29th  at 10:00 a.m. at Summerly Community Park.

The Society's Next Program

Our next program will be on Monday June 24th at 6:00 p.m.

Pat North Ommert, who has been inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, will tell about her illustrious career as a horsewoman and she will also tell what Temecula was like when she moved here in the 1960s.

In the 1940s and 1950s Pat was busy as a jockey, jumper, trick rider, and stunt double. She appeared as a stunt rider in the 1954 film "A Star is Born". Unbelievably, as a trick rider she jumped fences while standing astride two horses running in tandem.

Pat and her husband Will Ommert, a "horse doctor", came to Temecula in 1968 to open the Los Caballos Veterinary Hospital when the population was so small everyone know each other. People rode horses into Old Town and some students rode horses to school.

  At age 93, Pat still rides. Last year a trail in the Temecula Wine Country was named the Pat Ommert Trail to honor her. She has remarkable stories to tell. 

 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. 

Pat Ommert