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Programs Schedule
For a listing of other upcoming local events, check the "Calender of Events" in our newsletter.

 NOTE: The presentation will be held outdoors at Vail Headquarters. Bring your own chairs.
     It will subsequently be posted on our Facebook page for viewing later at your convenience.


Monday, July 26th, at 7:00 p.m.  NOTE: This program is starting one hour later than our normal time of 6:00 p.m.

   Mark Bellnap will give a presentation to the community at the Vail HQ stage on the subject of Historic Presidential Campaign Buttons. He will show buttons from his personal collection and will also give some as prizes to attendees who answer his trivia questions correctly.

   At this free open-air event sponsored by the Temecula Valley Historical Society. Mark will focus on issues of concern depicted on historic campaign medals and buttons and will tell related anecdotes. The audience will receive handouts showing pictures of specific campaign medals and buttons mentioned during the presentation.

   Mark has collected presidential campaign medals and buttons since the early 1960s. He retired as a civil servant after working over thirty years for the federal government in the field of financial management. Mark has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, a Master's Degree in Public Administration, and a Doctoral Degree in Public Administration. He has served as an adjunct Political Science college instructor.

   During this nonpartisan, non-political event, the historical topics will relate to specific elections from 1844 to 1980 with no discussion of current political issues in America. Besides entertaining and educating the audience, Bellnap's intention is to engage listeners' interest in political election processes and to encourage them to vote.


Please bring your own lawn chairs for this presentation in the open air.
Masks are optional, but recommend for those who are not vaccinated.
Some Vail HQ eateries will be open for visitors’ enjoyment prior to the performance.

Mark Bellnap
July 2021 Events Schedule
Every Sunday 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. History Center is Open - Not open on the 4th of July!
Every Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Funday - At Sunday Funday the Antique Store is open and you'll find
local vendors, photo ops, kiddie rides and family activities, brunch items at the
Vail Headquarters restaurants, and a DJ to get the party started!
Every Tuesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farmer’s Market + Antique Store is open, & kiddie rides run
Friday July 2 6 to 9 p.m.ish VW Club meet-up - The club parks their cars on the property.
Monday July 5 7 p.m. Historical Society Presentation - Gerry Nicholas will portray O.T. Hackett who brought mail to Temecula by stage for decades.
Friday July 9 8 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night - "Ready Player One" (PG-13) - bring your own chairs.
Monday July 12 7 p.m. Historical Society Presentation - Bill Veale will tell what it was like to be a Vail cowboy and teach some roping tricks.
Thursday July 15 6 to 9 p.m.ish VW Club meet-up - The club parks their cars on the property.
Friday July 16 4 p.m. Temecula Valley Historical Society/Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Little Temecula History Center the red Barn west of Kohls. This is 20th Anniversary of the Society, and 1 year anniversary of TVHS & VaRRA merging, as well as TVHS becoming a Chamber member.
Saturday July 17 6 p.m. Thistle and Sage Vegan Market - Vegan friendly vendor market & food.
Monday July 19 7 p.m. Historical Society Presentation - Bonnie Martland will depict Mary Jane Welty who was proprietor of Hotel Temecula in Old Town.
Wednesday July 21 7 p.m. Reble Spin Class presented by Grazing Theory - Exercise bikes will be located in the central courtyard area by the stage.
Friday July 23 7 to 8 p.m. Crosspoint Church Worship Night
Monday July 26 7 p.m. Historical Society Presentation - Mark Bellnap will give a presentation about Presidential Election Buttons that were worn in the past.
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.
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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)
EARLY BOOM TOWN
TEMECULA
 This 2008 historical society DVD production is available for a $10 donation.

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 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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