Lake Elsinore Historical Society

Lake Elsinore Historical Society The Society was founded to collect, protect, preserve, display, and further the preservation of items and documents of historical value and significance from the Lake Elsinore Valley.
The Society was founded to collect, protect, preserve, display, and further the preservation of items and documents of historical value and significance from the Lake Elsinore Valley.

The Lake Elsinore Historical Society was conceived and organized in 1996. Today, there is a museum in historic downtown Lake Elsinore. It is located in the basement of the City of Lake Elsinore's Cultural Center at 183 North Main Street. The Museum is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This building is currently being retrofit to be earthquake compliant. In the interim, a temporary museum is located at 15891 Grand Avenue, Suite #1, and is referred to as the Grand Avenue Museum. It will be open the same hours as the downtown museum and as shown above.

Historic Route 395 Association
07/24/2019

Historic Route 395 Association

Ten years ago today, Caltrans installs Historic Route 395 point of interest signs on north and southbound Interstate 15!

07/22/2019

At 6 pm on Monday, July 22, Oscar Muñoz, M.A., a public historian for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside will present a program on the 1894 murder of Mary J. Platt. Muñoz, who researches Native American history of Southern California, will discuss the documentary evidence as well as traditional oral narratives and will analyze possible motives that led to the murder of Platt and the destruction of the Pechanga schoolhouse on September 20, 1894.

Muñoz will tell how news of the event spread throughout Southern California, the public outrage that ensued, and the investigations that resulted in three court trials and the arrests of five Indians, including the reservation Captain.
The public is welcome to attend this presentation at no charge at the Little Temecula History Center, the red barn at the corner of Redhawk Parkway and Wolf Store Road. The doors will open at 5:30 for a social time with refreshments.

Questions regarding this presentation may be directed to Rebecca Farnbach, 951-775-6057.

Historic Route 395 Association
07/17/2019

Historic Route 395 Association

Bonsall Bridge construction, January 27, 1925. Photo provided by Bonsall Postal and Imaging.

How the women of NASA made their mark on the space program
07/17/2019
How the women of NASA made their mark on the space program

How the women of NASA made their mark on the space program

As the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing approaches, the women who helped America’s early space efforts reflect on their often unheralded roles — and the indignities they endured.

Menifee Valley Historical Association
07/14/2019

Menifee Valley Historical Association

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for this free informative program. See below.

Temecula Patch
07/04/2019
Temecula Patch

Temecula Patch

The last citrus ranch in LA County is on the market, so are century-old homes —​ some are charming, while others are fixer challenges.

07/03/2019

On Sunday, July 7th, at the Little Temecula History Center (next door to Vail Ranch 32115 Temecula Pkwy
Temecula, California 92592) at 2:30 p.m., Shelley Leddy will give the premier performance of Catherine "Trixie" Fernald. The Fernald's owned a stone quarry, service station, general merchandise store, and a photography studio in Temecula in the early 1900’s. Come and hear the fascinating story of an independent woman who was ahead of her time.
The program is free and open to the public.

07/02/2019

Sharing from the Temecula Historical Society: Just got this news: Our dear board member, Carol Strode, asked me to send this on tonight, about the passing of her father, Gene Tobin:

My dad passed away last night. We are all devastated but grateful he is out of pain after fighting cancer for over 15 years and he also went very quickly when it was finally determined there was little they could do!! The rosary and viewing is Monday from 5-8 at England Family Mortuary and the funeral mass will be Tuesday at 10 am at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. If you could let the board know, I’d really appreciate it!! Thanks to everyone for all their prayers and concern!!

07/01/2019

Good morning, all! Happy July!
Our meetings are dark for July and August! Look forward to see everyone at our September meeting!

New Scott Road interchange in Menifee.
06/25/2019

New Scott Road interchange in Menifee.

06/16/2019
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
06/11/2019
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Anne Frank’s family fled to Amsterdam from Germany in 1933, seeking a life free from Nazi persecution. Little could they have known that seven years later, they would be under Nazi rule again when Germany invaded the Netherlands.

For the first years of the Nazi occupation, Dutch Jews suffered increasingly restrictive laws—they were banned from civil service, forced to register with the government, and subjected to arrests and forced labor. But then, in July 1942, German authorities and their Dutch collaborators began to round up Jews throughout the Netherlands. Dutch Jews were sent to transit camps, such as Westerbork, then deported to concentration camps and killing centers. Fewer than 25% of the Netherlands’ Jews survived the Holocaust.

These deportations were the reason that Anne and her family went into hiding in 1942. In her first diary entry, she noted the seriousness of her situation: “The fact that we can never go outside bothers me more than I can say, and then I'm really afraid that we'll be discovered and shot, not a very nice prospect, needless to say.”

06/11/2019
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

At 27, first-time prosecutor Ben Ferencz prevailed in what was called "the biggest murder trial in history." He convicted 22 Nazis for the murder of more than 1 million Jews. Learn about the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor, whose story is now on #Netflix in #ProsecutingEvil.

History 101
06/10/2019
History 101

History 101

Discovery of secret room on plantation reignites the Jefferson-Hemings controversy

Elsinore Historical Society, Source:  June 12, 1969, LEVS
06/07/2019

Elsinore Historical Society, Source: June 12, 1969, LEVS

16 Tragic Facts About the Real Pocahontas
05/31/2019
16 Tragic Facts About the Real Pocahontas

16 Tragic Facts About the Real Pocahontas

Many people think they know the story of Pocahontas from watching the Disney animated movie. The true story of the Powhatan princess is actually much darker and far more tragic than what they showed in the kid’s movie, and not enough people know the entire truth about what happened to her. 16. Her...

The Radium Girls: America’s Darkest Secret Lost in History
05/25/2019
The Radium Girls: America’s Darkest Secret Lost in History

The Radium Girls: America’s Darkest Secret Lost in History

During World War I, hundreds of women went to work in factories painting watch dials using paint made from radium. The light that gleamed from under their skin earned them the name

Congrats Menifee Valley Historical Society!
05/22/2019

Congrats Menifee Valley Historical Society!

Happy Birthday to Menifee's History Museum! We opened our doors to the public on May 22, 2016. We are so happy to be a resource to our community.
Come see us on Sundays from 1-4
www.Menifeehistory.com

Valley News
05/07/2019
Valley News

Valley News

Juniper Street in historic downtown #Murrieta was lined with vendors and hundreds of residents and visitors Sunday morning, April 28, with a crowd gathering in front of the new Murrieta Museum that holds hundreds of artifacts and photos of old Murrieta dating back to the turn of the century.

Assistance League
05/07/2019

Assistance League

In 1919, Anne Banning and a group of 12 friends, including Ada Edwards Laughlin, formed Assistance League of Southern California, also known as Founder Chapter, to provide food and clothing for local families severely impacted by World War I. The first offices were in downtown Los Angeles and in 1923 a bungalow was purchased in the Hollywood neighborhood where Founder Chapter continues today. The first services were Good Samaritan, Day Nursery, Girls' Club and Theatre for Children. Film Location Bureau, Attic Tearoom, Women’s Exchange and Trousseau Shop provided the revenue. Originating between 1920 and 1930, these were pioneer services emulated by both public and private agencies. #Historian

Sharing from Menifee Valley Historical Society:"In the southeast area of the Menifee Valley on Briggs Road, south of Sco...
05/03/2019

Sharing from Menifee Valley Historical Society:
"In the southeast area of the Menifee Valley on Briggs Road, south of Scott Road is a family’s home with a unique history as a horse ranch. On Saturday May 18, the public is invited to hear about Dorothy Dodge McElhinney. Her love for horses, her raw talent for taming and riding them for pleasure and competition led her to take a two month journey on horseback from Laramie, Wyoming to set up a home on the Pinto Ranch."

In the southeast area of the Menifee Valley on Briggs Road, south of Scott Road is a family’s home with a unique history as a horse ranch. On Saturday May 18, the public is invited to hear about Dorothy Dodge McElhinney. Her love for horses, her raw talent for taming and riding them for pleasure and competition led her to take a two month journey on horseback from Laramie, Wyoming to set up a home on the Pinto Ranch.

04/27/2019
PBS SoCal
04/26/2019
PBS SoCal

PBS SoCal

For a lot of people, tracing one's family tree can be as complicated as thermodynamics. Luckily, we found a panel of experts willing to share tips and tricks Angelenos can use to find their roots! Their advice is at the link, and you can hear them in person at our event tomorrow.

Back Roads Press
04/25/2019
Back Roads Press

Back Roads Press

No matter how hard present day historians and history “buffs try to experience the past--it is still difficult to fathom what the pioneers of the 19th century had to endure as they made their way out west. This article, which appeared in the San Bernardino Sun on April 23, is a fine example of how dedicated these individuals were in hopes of acquiring a better life.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2163147817095863&id=168607763216555
04/20/2019

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2163147817095863&id=168607763216555

On April 9, 1888, the residents of Elsinore voted to incorporate, and 11 days later, on April 20th, the City of Elsinore was officially incorporated. In those times, the population was only 1,000, and people from all over, traveling along the Butterfield Stage Route, stopped to visit the therapeutic treatments of the City's mineral springs.The most popular industries of our City at the time were of coal, clay, and gold mining, ranching, and agriculture.

In its 131 years of existence, the City has seen a lot of changes including a change in name to the City of Lake Elsinore and has developed into the Action Sports Capital of the World. Regardless, our City has always had one common denominator, hard-working, beautiful citizens that always dare to Dream Extreme!

Happy Birthday Lake Elsinore!

#LakeElsinore #DreamExtreme

Old Town Temecula Candlelight Walking Tours
04/09/2019

Old Town Temecula Candlelight Walking Tours

Sharing from another group:
04/06/2019

Sharing from another group:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
03/15/2019
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

When you see symbols like the swastika, do you know what they mean and where they come from? Despite its extensive history and enduring power, the swastika has predominantly become a symbol of hate.

Park service denies protection to famed Corona mural
03/06/2019
Park service denies protection to famed Corona mural

Park service denies protection to famed Corona mural

CORONA - A four-decade-old patriotic mural in Corona's Prado Dam does not meet the criteria for preservation as a national landmark defined by the National Park Service, federal officials announced on Tuesday, March 5. The fate of the beloved Bicentennial Mural had been left in the hands of Keeper o...

Source:  March 6, 1969, LEVS
03/01/2019

Source: March 6, 1969, LEVS

Source: March 6, 1969, LEVS

02/28/2019

Sharing from Temecula Historical Society:
On Sunday, March 3rd, at 2:30 p.m., TVHS member, Bonnie Martland, will be portraying Elena Couts Dear, a descendant of a prominent Californio family. She was a wife, and mother, who lived at both the Rancho Guajome Adobe (still standing) and later at Rancho Santa Rosa.

The program is free and open to the public held at the Little Temecula History Center (the red barn west of Kohl’s), Temecula. Please join us!

Rome Hill Forestry Station, From the Archives:  August 11, 1949, ELP
02/25/2019

Rome Hill Forestry Station, From the Archives: August 11, 1949, ELP

21 Historical Figures You Didn't Realize Were Super Attractive in their Prime
02/25/2019
21 Historical Figures You Didn't Realize Were Super Attractive in their Prime

21 Historical Figures You Didn't Realize Were Super Attractive in their Prime

Thinking about historical figures often conjures up images of wizened old men and women staring gravely out of sepia photographs. Many of our famous historical people achieved notoriety later in their lives, so we often only know their face in their older age. For example, most only see the face of....

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183 N Main St
Lake Elsinore, CA
92530

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OFFICERS: Ruth Atkins--President Barbara Middlebrook--First Vice President Nancy Hunzeker--Second Vice President Patricia Starr--Third Vice President Joyce Hohenadl--Secretary Hermann Dreier--Treasurer

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Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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