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.
The Temecula Valley Historical Society's  Annual Meeting & Lunch!
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The Temecula Valley Historical Society's  latest newsletter:    Click here  to view it!
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The Society's  next Board meeting via Zoom on Oct 19 at 6:00 p.m.:    Click here  to join it.
Programs Schedule
For a listing of other upcoming local events, check the "Calender of Events" in our newsletter.
 NOTE: Our presentations are held indoors at the Little Temecula History Center, which is the "red barn" next to Kohl's which is one block south of Temecula Parkway at the intersection of Margarita. They are free and open to the public.

Monday, October 25th, at 6:00 p.m.  NOTE: This program will be starting at our normal time of 6:00 p.m.

  Dan Stephenson, founder and chairman of the Rancon Group, will tell his observations of the early days of the community’s development.

  Stephenson first purchased property in the Temecula area in 1968 and has since then been involved with careful development of the area. He is revered as a businessman, a business advocate, and a generous humanitarian. Stephenson attended the Harvard University School of Business and graduated from the University of Southern California. He founded the Rancon realty business in 1971, during Temecula’s first spurt of growth. Some of his most well-known projects include the Bear Creek Golf Course Community and the Europa Village Winery Resort.
Dan Stephenson
October 2021 Events Schedule
Every Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. History Center is Open - NOTE: New fall/winter times!
Every Sunday...
except October 31
4 p.m. to 8 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 October 1 6 to 9ish p.m. HerrKooled VW Car Club - featuring 20 - 30 cars that will be parked on the property.
Friday October 15 6 to 9ish p.m. HerrKooled VW Car Club - featuring 20 - 30 cars that will be parked on the property.
Saturday October 16 7 to 11 a.m. Walk for Freedom - A 5k walk starting & ending at Vail HQ.
Benefits victims of human trafficking.
Saturday October 16 4 to 9 p.m. Thistle and Sage Vegan Market Halloween Carnival - A spooooky edition of the monthly vegan market featuring vendor booths, vegan food vendors, vegan trick or treats, and more. Come in costume!
Wednesday October 20 5 to 8 p.m. Temecula Chamber Business Mixer & Expo - 50+ local businesses in a variety of industries will be attending to meet each other and the public. 200+ guests expected.
*** If you would like to have a table at the event, in the courtyard area, please contact Jennifer Turnbow at the Chamber of Commerce by email here:
Thursday October 21 5 to 8 p.m. Great Oak High School band fundraiser and performance - The Great Oak jazz ensemble, Drumline and Color guard will be performing on the stage and property. 150+ guests expected. This is the 3rd year Vail HQ has hosted this fundraiser for GOHS band.
Wednesday October 27 7 p.m. Spin Class hosted by Grazing Theory - 40 stationary bikes set up in the central courtyard with the class leader on stage.
Thursday October 28 7 p.m. HerrKooled VW Car Club - featuring 20 - 30 cars that will be parked on the property.
Friday October 29 6 to 10 p.m. Starlight “BIZARRE” – HALLOWEEN EVENT - THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STARLIGHT EVENT OF 2021 - Our annual Halloween themed Starlight Bazaar event will feature: Vendor market, DJ, Circus performances, Photo ops with Jack and Sally, trick or treating at the vendor booths and more! Come in costume!
Saturday October 30 5 to 7:30 p.m. Crosspoint Church Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree - A trink or treat style event with decorated trick or treating booths, face painters, balloon twisters, and live music.
Come in Costume! Not a vendor event... just for trick or treating.
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.
Donate to the Historical Society while you shop!
The Temecula Valley Historical Society is now able to receive donations from anyone who shops online at Amazon.
There are no extra charges or fees for you to take advantage of this program.

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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.
DVD Order Form   (pdf)
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