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.
NOTE:   Our Facebook page, (click on the link above to view it), hosts a vibrant, active community of Temecula history fans.
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        It is a place to connect for great content on Temecula then and now.
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!
Programs & Events Schedule
For a listing of other upcoming local events, check the "Calender of Events" in our newsletter.

 NOTE: Until it is safe to have our programs outdoors, they will be held live on Zoom at the indicated times.
     They will subsequently be posted on our Facebook page for viewing later at your convenience.


Monday, April 26th, at 6:00 p.m.

     Steve Williamson, who is on staff at the Temecula Valley Museum in Old Town Temecula will give a zoom presentation on the history of Guenther's Murrieta Hot Springs Resort. His presentation will chronicle the history of the resort and the Guenther family.

Nearly every long-time resident of Murrieta has fond memories of the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort and of the Guenther family. The resort provided jobs for hundreds of Murrieta residents. In times past the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort was a destination of the rich and famous of Hollywood and people from across the country came to bask in the warm California sunshine and to relax in the soothing mineral mud baths of the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort.

During the twelve years Williamson has been with the Temecula Valley Museum, he has become an authority on the life and career of Temecula's mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner, the creator of the famous fictional character Perry Mason. Williamson also authored the book "Pioneers Etched in Stone," a collection of biographies of the individuals whose names are carved onto the face of the 15-ton "They Passed This Way" granite monument in Sam Hicks Monument Park. Williamson has lived in Temecula for more than 30 years and is married with two adult children who also live in the area.  

    Steve Williamson                   Murrieta Hot_Springs Office in 1914
Vail Headquarters & Little Temecula History Center
March & April 2021 Events Schedule
Every Sunday 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. History Center Open
Every Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vail HQ Sunday Funday - Antique Store, DJ, Kiddie Rides, & Photo Ops
Every Tuesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vail HQ Farmer’s Market + Antique Store, & Kiddie Rides
Friday April 2 6 p.m. to abt 9 p.m. at Vail HQ VW Club Meetup - VW car club will park their cars on the property
Saturday April 3 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vail HQ Spring Jamboree - Vendor market, music, scavenger hunts, & more
Sunday April 4 6 a.m. at Vail HQ Easter Sunrise Service - from Reliance Church - Open to all.
  >>> NO SUNDAY MARKET ON EASTER <<<
Friday April 16 6 p.m. to abt 9 p.m. at Vail HQ VW Club Meetup - VW car club will park their cars on the property
Saturday April 24  2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Vail HQ Thistle and Sage Vegan Market - Vegan food vendors, music &more
Friday April 30 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Vail HQ Starlight Bazaar - Vendor market, DJ, street performers, family fun
NOTE: During many events the Antique Store is open and the Kiddie Train and Stagecoach runs. 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.

 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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