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

The Society's  next presentation will be on May 23 at 6:00 p.m.
The Temecula Valley Historical Society's  latest newsletter:    CLICK HERE    to view it!
The Murrieta Valley Historical Society's  latest newsletter:    CLICK HERE    to view it!
The Society's  Board meetingz are via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month except December.
The meetings start at 6:00 p.m.  
CLICK HERE    to join one.
Programs Schedule
For a listing of other upcoming local events, check the "Calender of Events" in our newsletter.

  Lisa L. Woodward, Ph.D., an archivist for the Pechanga Cultural Resources Department will present a special viewing of a film about the linguist John Peabody Harrington who documented fading Native languages in the Southwest US in the 1920s and 1930s. This film, "Chasing Voices", aired on PBS in November 2021. Dr. Woodward, who is featured in the documentary, will introduce this approximately two-hour program and will explain its ties to the Temecula Valley. Dr. Woodward will answer questions afterward. For any who cannot attend in person, the presentation will be live streamed on the historical society Facebook page and will be archived on the society's YouTube channel. The film is available on PBS Passport, but Dr. Woodward's special introduction is not included on PBS. To view a trailer for the film  CLICK HERE.

  The "Chasing Voices" filmmaker Daniel Golding is a member of the Quechan Nation, in Fort Yuma, Arizona. He founded Hokan Media LLC in 1997 as a means to produce social issue documentary and narrative films and has received several awards for his films. Dan recently finished Decade of Dominance-The Warriors, a feature-length documentary on the San Pasqual High School football team, the only high school football team from a Native American reservation to win a State Championship in 11-man football. Dan has worked with many tribes creating educational and documentary films and teaches hands-on digital filmmaking workshops to at-risk tribal youth. He has worked with Pechanga in creating four documentary films, one of which is on the Temecula Massacre of 1846 which will be made public. Dan worked on this Harrington Documentary for over 10 years, interviewing several people who knew Harrington personally. Since many people in the film have passed away, it honors them as well as J.P. Harrington.

Any questions can be directed to Rebecca Farnbach at:
April & May 2022 - Vail Headquarters Events Schedule
Every Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. History Center is Open - NOTE: New fall/winter times!
Every Sunday
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
Every Friday, May-Aug 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Summer Concert Series LIVE MUSIC every Friday evening on the main stage at Vail HQ from May to August 2022. Local recording studio Discrete Sound Studios is putting together a music showcase with 20+ local bands throughout the summer. Check out for a list of bands coming up each month! Bring your lawn chairs & blankets to set up & enjoy the show with food & drink from the restaurants at Vail HQ.
Friday April 29th 5 to 9 p.m. Starlight Bazaar - Local maker's market, live music, and family entertainment.
Saturday April 30th 4 to 8 p.m. Local Shops Present: Caribbean Nights - Free Family Fun event! Setting the Caribbean Vibes complete with Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken, 40+ Vendors & LIVE Caribbean Band TANGALA ROOTS.
Thursday May 5th 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Culture Shock Market
Saturday May 7th 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Creative Babe Market 60+ makers from LA and OC, Photo ops, DJ @creativebabemarket
Sunday May 8th No Sunday Funday Today!
Saturday May 14th 3 to 8 p.m. Thistle and Sage Vegan Market - Vegan friendly vendors & food, activities & entertainment.
Saturday May 21st 2 to 8 p.m. War Horse presents Temecula Fitness Expo - Bringing together the Temecula Fitness community in one place. Vendors and music.
Wednesday May 25th 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Culture Shock Market
Friday May 27th 5 to 9 p.m. Starlight Bazaar - Local maker's market, live music, and family entertainment.
Saturday May 28th 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Performance by the Temecula Music Academy Performance on the main stage from the talented students at the Temecula Music Academy. 40+ families expected in attendance.
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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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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