Motte Historical Museum

Motte Historical Museum Family Car Collection, Valley History, & Event Venue
Welcome to the Motte Historical Museum! Once a produce market from the mid 1980's to the late 1990's, it is now a museum hosting the Motte Family Car Collection and the History of the Valley.
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The Motte Historical Museum is a non-profit, tax exempt, charitable corporation under the Internal Revenue code 501(c)(3) - Motte Classic Car Collection (1910-1960's) - History of the surrounding Valley - Event Venue

Mission: The Motte Historical Museum has been made available to the public for the purposes of generating funds to support educational scholarships throughout the Inland Empire while keeping its museum operations open and available for the public's benefit.

Congrats Drifters!
04/28/2019

Congrats Drifters!

A great day for the Drifters at Motts car show. Drifters won Club Participation Award. Mike Cabot, Paul Kakis, Mike Vidal Best Paint, Gerrit, Dave 52 Chevy wagon and Paul Garcia all won awards for their specific categories. Paul Garcia also won the Mayors award. I guess we can start calling Paul the Mayor. Photos courtesy of Gerrit. Congratulations to all. Great Job Drifters.

04/27/2019
Show time
04/27/2019

Show time

Tomorrow is the day! Come on by the Motte Barn for our 7th Annual Big Barn Car Show!
04/27/2019

Tomorrow is the day! Come on by the Motte Barn for our 7th Annual Big Barn Car Show!

This Saturday 10:00 a.m.
04/26/2019

This Saturday 10:00 a.m.

03/09/2019

Another great project underway, care to guess ?!?!

Please join us in April, for the 7th Annual Big Barn Classic Car Show.
03/01/2019

Please join us in April, for the 7th Annual Big Barn Classic Car Show.

Thank you Mayor Vargas of the City of Perris for stopping by... I hope you enjoyed the cars!
02/11/2019

Thank you Mayor Vargas of the City of Perris for stopping by... I hope you enjoyed the cars!

Always a pleasure to stop by the Motte Historical Museum Annual Open House.

Come check out the new upgrades on this Salt Flat  Racer-Bring your friends and family to the Open House Tomorrow 10-2!!...
02/09/2019

Come check out the new upgrades on this Salt Flat Racer-Bring your friends and family to the Open House Tomorrow 10-2!! Hope to see y’all there!!

Our Annual Open House is this Saturday! Be sure to stop on by as the Motte Family opens the Barn doors for some live ent...
02/07/2019

Our Annual Open House is this Saturday! Be sure to stop on by as the Motte Family opens the Barn doors for some live entertainment, raffle prizes, food and personalized tours of the Museum! 10am-2pm πŸš— πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ 🌾

Another project for the Motte’s! We have teamed up with the Perris Historical Society to help restore the old Hook fam...
01/29/2019

Another project for the Motte’s! We have teamed up with the Perris Historical Society to help restore the old Hook family house! Progress updates will be coming soon.

Photos from Motte Historical Museum's post
01/05/2019

Photos from Motte Historical Museum's post

Another beautiful barn wedding!
01/05/2019

Another beautiful barn wedding!

10/25/2018
Inland Empire Explorer

Check out this personalized tour with Inland Empire Explorer of the car collection... Thank you for stopping by!

1960 Thunderbird ride with Joel Motte Historical Museum

Proud to display the newest addition to the Motte Museum Collection!! 1956 Lincoln
10/19/2018

Proud to display the newest addition to the Motte Museum Collection!! 1956 Lincoln

09/20/2018

Mr. Motte testing out a new toy.... 1913 Buick coming soon!

Thank you all for liking our page and all the visitors that liked us. We appreciate the feed back.
08/25/2018
Motte Historical Museum

Thank you all for liking our page and all the visitors that liked us. We appreciate the feed back.

Family Car Collection, Valley History, & Event Venue

Happy 4th of July! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’₯
07/05/2018

Happy 4th of July! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’₯

We're running a Wedding Promo---- $300 off ANY Wedding Package at our Barn at ANY future date! If you book between now &...
06/25/2018

We're running a Wedding Promo---- $300 off ANY Wedding Package at our Barn at ANY future date! If you book between now & September 15, 2018. Call (951) 928-3210, or email [email protected] for more details

Honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
05/28/2018

Honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

West Coast Thunder Memorial Run today! πŸπŸ’¨
05/26/2018

West Coast Thunder Memorial Run today! πŸπŸ’¨

Happy Cinco de Mayo! πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ We’re celebrating with the Ferrari Club at the Barn today
05/05/2018

Happy Cinco de Mayo! πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ We’re celebrating with the Ferrari Club at the Barn today

Congrats to Garrett and his mustang!
05/03/2018

Congrats to Garrett and his mustang!

Kudos to Garrett and his stunning Mustang for the Big win at Motte Historical Museum Car Show last Saturday!!!
Way to represent Drifter!

04/29/2018

Thank you everyone for coming out yesterday! It was a great event! As an FYI, the Museum will be closed today due to our big car show yesterday.

Big Barn Car Show 2018 β˜€οΈπŸš™πŸŽπŸŒ­πŸ”πŸΏπŸ¦
04/28/2018

Big Barn Car Show 2018 β˜€οΈπŸš™πŸŽπŸŒ­πŸ”πŸΏπŸ¦

04/28/2018

ZZ Top is here! 🎸

An original Cobra is here! Come on out! Over 140+ cars
04/28/2018

An original Cobra is here! Come on out! Over 140+ cars

The 6th Annual Big Barn Car Show is this coming Saturday, April 28th! Be sure to stop on by.... ZZ Top cover band will b...
04/22/2018

The 6th Annual Big Barn Car Show is this coming Saturday, April 28th! Be sure to stop on by.... ZZ Top cover band will be there! β˜€οΈπŸŽΈπŸŽ

Awesome photos of the Museum from Classic Car Collections Around the World.
02/23/2018

Awesome photos of the Museum from Classic Car Collections Around the World.

Motte Historical Museum

The Motte Family is one of the oldest pioneering families in the Perris Valley. Business records indicate that Alphonse Motte and his brothers immigrated to America in the late 1880’s from Gap, France with an interest in sheep and agriculture.

The Car Collection
In 1951 John Victor Motte bought a Chevrolet Touring for $15, overhauled the engine, and restored the car in the late 1970's. That Chevrolet was the car that began the private collection, and fueled the Motte Brothers desire to restore antique automobiles. The 1926 Chevrolet Touring is currently on display at the Museum, and the preservation of the rest of the restored automobiles continues today.

02/22/2018

Good memories on when we landscaped the back of the Barn...since 2012 we've had so many events & weddings in this backyard that's now overflowing with white iceberg roses, native grasses, and lavender with our rustic John Deer tractor, truck and potato digger!

What a great Open House we had yesterday! Thank you all for attending! And be sure to come out to our Car Show in April!...
02/11/2018

What a great Open House we had yesterday! Thank you all for attending! And be sure to come out to our Car Show in April! πŸš™ πŸš—πŸŽ

Motte Historical Museum Annual Open House...

Open House 10-2 Today!!!! Come see the newest addition to the Motte Museum!!!
02/10/2018

Open House 10-2 Today!!!! Come see the newest addition to the Motte Museum!!!

Stop on by our Open House today at 10am!
02/10/2018

Stop on by our Open House today at 10am!

Sneak peak of what we are working on for January!!! Can anyone guess the year and model?!!
12/20/2017

Sneak peak of what we are working on for January!!! Can anyone guess the year and model?!!

10/02/2017
Loaded up and ready for a wedding photo shoot!!This beautiful car could be at your event as well, contact Maria at Motte...
06/24/2017

Loaded up and ready for a wedding photo shoot!!
This beautiful car could be at your event as well, contact Maria at Motte Historical Museum for details:)

06/21/2017
Lauren & Sean

Beautiful Wedding Ceremony at the Barn...thank you True Love Story Films for sharing & Congrats to Lauren and Sean! https://vimeo.com/222264426

Lauren & Sean tied the knot on May 28th, 2017 in a really cool venue in Menifee, CA. Motte Historical Car Museum. They weren't all about the cars, it was…

Timeline Photos
05/29/2017

Timeline Photos

Congrats Drifters! πŸš—πŸ’¨ https://www.facebook.com/DriftersCarClub/posts/1447150511990787
04/29/2017

Congrats Drifters! πŸš—πŸ’¨
https://www.facebook.com/DriftersCarClub/posts/1447150511990787

Big day for the Drifter's Car Club today at Motte Historical Museum car show. Congratulations to Rose, Daryl, Garrett and Mike! With Rosalinda Cuevas Cortez, Ted Carli, Tina McCrudden, Cindy D Helmstead, Michael Vidal and more.

Come on out! It's a beautiful day with over 100+ cars!
04/29/2017

Come on out! It's a beautiful day with over 100+ cars!

Not headed to Stagecoach this year? Don't you worry! Come on down to our 5th Annual Big Barn Car Show this Saturday! Liv...
04/25/2017

Not headed to Stagecoach this year? Don't you worry! Come on down to our 5th Annual Big Barn Car Show this Saturday! Live Entertainment, prizes, raffles, food and beautiful Classic Cars!!

Elvis is in the house! Be sure to stop on by! The open house ends at 2pm.
02/04/2017

Elvis is in the house! Be sure to stop on by! The open house ends at 2pm.

Looking for that Rustic Barn Wedding? We got you covered!
01/31/2017

Looking for that Rustic Barn Wedding? We got you covered!

All dressed up and ready for the Christmas Parade in Perris ....come join usπŸŽ„
12/10/2016

All dressed up and ready for the Christmas Parade in Perris ....come join usπŸŽ„

Address

28380 US Highway 74
Menifee, CA
92585

General information

We are also open on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month from 10am-3pm! Please check our Website for the most updated calendar & closure dates-http://www.mottemuseum.com/visit

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(951) 928-3210

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