Free Temecula Valley Historical Society presentation with Mark Bellnap


On Monday, July 26 at 7 pm, Temecula resident Mark Bellnap will give a presentation to the community at the Vail HQ stage on the subject of Historic Presidential Campaign Buttons. He will show buttons from his personal collection and will also give some as prizes to attendees who answer his trivia questions correctly.

At this free open-air event sponsored by the Temecula Valley Historical Society, attendees should bring their own chairs.

Mark will focus on issues of concern depicted on historic campaign medals and buttons and will tell related anecdotes.  The audience will receive handouts showing pictures of specific campaign medals and buttons mentioned during the presentation.

Bellnap has collected presidential campaign medals and buttons since the early 1960s. He retired as a civil servant after working over thirty years for the federal government in the field of financial management. Bellnap has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Doctoral Degree in Public Administration. He has served as an adjunct Political Science college instructor.

During this nonpartisan, non-political event, the historical topics will relate to specific elections from 1844 to 1980 with no discussion of current political issues in America. Besides entertaining and educating the audience, Bellnap’s intention is to engage listeners’ interest in political election processes and to encourage them to vote.

For interviews or for more information on this topic, the media may contact Mark Bellnap at 760-267-6830.

For information about the event, please contact Rebecca Farnbach at 951-775-6057 or at