Come join us and go back into time and experience the rich history of
the Temecula Valley from its discovery to today. A visit to the museum
promises a fun and informational day for the entire family. Picnic
facilities and a children's playground just outside the museum's front
door in a picturesque park completes a pleasurable day. The museum is
located next door to the Old
Town Temecula Chapel and
The museum has something to offer everyone whether you are a history
buff, a researcher, or a curios child. Enjoy the museum on your own or
as a part of a docent-guided tour.
Exhibits represent life in the Temecula Valley though time and different
cultures that influenced the development of the area. Displays contain
handcrafted artifacts, cultural items, ranching and farming equipment,
documents, photographs and more. Exhibits depict key stories, including
the Luiseno Indians, Mission San Luis Rey period, establishment of the
ranchos, and transportation influences including the stagecoah and
Traveling exhibits, special collections and other changing displays may
be viewed in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery.
The museum schedules "First Thursday" evening programs on a
monthly basis for adults and families. These programs include performing events, gallery talks, demonstrations, lectures and other
media targeted to subject areas in the exhibits. Family day activities
are provided on the first Saturday of each month, presenting hands-on
interactive learning opportunities for children and their families.
Museum staff is available to help you plan specifically designed tours
for school classes and special interest groups. (909) 694-6452.
The museum has a Gift Shop located off the rotunda of the museum, this charming
gift shop features unique gifts for every age. You will find a variety
of books on the history of the Temecula Valley and related subjects,
children items from pure fun to educational, decorative accessories,
collectibles, soft goods, gourmet products from the Temecula Valley
Woman's Club, exclusive designs for our own braded line of T-Shirts,
hats and mugs, and many other items themed to the western flavor of our
exciting new museum.
Famous Temecula Residents
Helen Hunt Jackson