Temecula Valley Historical Society meeting focuses on handwriting to determine personalities

Temecula Valley Historical Society meeting focuses on handwriting to determine personalities

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Historical Society will present a unique program 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, for people who are interested in knowing about the personality traits of their ancestors based on looking at handwriting samples. Paula Sassi, a certified master graphologist, will present principles of handwriting analysis in her program “What Was Great-Grandpa Really Like?” She will […]

Vail Headquarters hosts first ‘Spring Jamboree’

Vail Headquarters hosts first ‘Spring Jamboree’

  In the spirit of family, community and spring, Vail Headquarters welcomed 3,000 guests to their first Spring Jamboree. Held April 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., local artists and vendors were scattered across the 4-acre grounds as they were greeted by the community. “Our event is to give the children of our town […]

Chapel celebrates 100 years

Bonnie Martland Special to Valley News Residents may have noticed a little chapel nestled amid the trees and shrubs in Sam Hicks Park in Old Town Temecula. The chapel is the first church in Temecula built to be a church, and on many weekends it still hosts beautiful weddings. It is the original St. Catherine’s […]

‘Notable Women of Temecula’s Past’ celebrated March 14 at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

TEMECULA – In celebration of Women’s History Month, members of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, Lynn Cude and Mindy Johnson, bring to life “Notable Women of Temecula’s Past,” Tuesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library for a glimpse of early Temecula life and the story of two fascinating […]

Local historian to give talk on Murray Schloss’ community

Local historian to give talk on Murray Schloss’ community

Bob Kent, a local historian and member of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, will present the results of his research on the life of Murray Schloss and the little known history of Schloss’s utopian community near Temecula. His presentation to the historical society will begin at 6 p.m., Oct. 24, in the Little Temecula History Center, the […]

Lost and found

Bonnie Martland When we moved to Temecula in 1979, as I recall, there were about 5,000 people in Temecula. There was one middle school and one elementary school. Few outside the local area knew about our soon to burgeon community. In fact around town could be seen automobiles sporting the bumper stickers exclaiming, “Where the […]

Temecula Valley Historical Society to host presentation on Native American Rock Art.

Temecula Valley Historical Society to host presentation on Native American Rock Art.

TEMECULA – On the evening of Monday, Sept. 26, a rare presentation on Native American Rock Art will be given by two experts in the field at the Temecula Valley Historical Society gathering at 6 p.m. in the Little Temecula History Center at the corner of Wolf Store Road and Redhawk Parkway. Paul Macarro, a Pechanga member who is […]

Temecula Valley Historical Society to host program

Temecula Valley Historical Society to host program

TEMECULA – The public is invited to a presentation offered free of charge by the Temecula Valley Historical Society in the Little Temecula History Center at 6 p.m. on Aug. 22. Nick Cataldo, a San Bernadino based writer and historian, will give a presentation titled “The History and Legends of the Cajon Pass” in which he will discuss and […]

Temecula Valley Museum and Temecula Valley Historical Society to co-host presentation

TEMECULA –The Temecula Valley Museum and the Temecula Valley Historical Society will co-host a presentation by Captain Robert S. Wells (ret.) titled “Voices from the South China Sea,” July 25. The program will begin at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Temecula Civic Center. Captain Wells retired following a distinguished 30-year career with […]

An Early California Fourth of July

An Early California Fourth of July

Bonnie Martland Special to Valley News General Andres Pico, brother of the last Mexican governor of California, at one time had designs on acquiring a land grant to the Temecula Valley. It didn’t happen but he acquired several others in its stead. In the 1830s the Mexican government secularized the California missions and granted away […]