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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, June 28th, at 7:00 p.m.  NOTE: This program is starting one hour later than our normal time of 6:00 p.m.

   Karen Michaud and Bonnie Martland will give a program titled Two Women Who Dared, focusing on two Suffragists who worked toward the passing of 19th Amendment of the US Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

Michaud, who will depict the Quaker Alice Paul, is a former Elementary School Principal in Murrieta. She is a founding member and a past president of the Murrieta Educational Foundation for the Arts.

Martland retired after teaching art and history in the Temecula United School district, a second career after serving as an officer in the US Army during the Viet Nam War era. She is a past president of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, is president of the Temecula Valley Museum Board, and is a docent at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands.

Martland chose the character of Alva Vanderbilt Belmont who held suffragist events at her mansion, Marble House, in Newport, Rhode Island where Martland has visited several times. Belmont is known as “the unlikely suffragist” whose cantankerous, domineering, and strident personality is completely opposite of her Quaker counterpart’s manner.

Michaud and Martland emphasize their titles as suffragists, not suffragettes, which was a derogatory term during the lifetime of their characters.

Please bring lawn chairs for this presentation in the open air. Masks are optional and social distancing will be observed. Vail HQ eateries will be open for visitors’ enjoyment prior to the performance.

Please come to help us kick off our first in-person gathering in over a year.

Karen Michaud   Bonnie Martland
June 2021 Events Schedule
Every Sunday 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. History Center is Open
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 Jun 4 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.-ish VW club meet up - The club will park their cars on property during the event
Saturday June 5 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Swap+Shop - It's a community swap Meet!!
Friday June 11 8 p.m. Outdoor movie - Love and Monsters (PG13) - Free to attend! Bring your own chairs.
Wednesday Jun 16 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. TVHS soccer team banquet - An event with 150+ guests. The soccer teams and their families will have dinner at Vail HQ, followed by an award ceremony on the stage.
Friday Jun 18 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.-ish VW club meet up - The club will park their cars on property during the event
Friday June 25 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Starlight Bazaar - Vendor market, DJ, street performers, family fun
Saturday June 26 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thistle & Sage Vegan Market - Vegan food vendors, music & more
Monday June 28 6 p.m. Historical Society Presentation - Two women depict the suffragists of 1920 America.
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)
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 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.

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