Menifee Valley Historical Association

Menifee Valley Historical Association We promote the historic legacy of the Menifee Valley. #MenifeeHistory

This is a reminder to please head on over to Miguel's Jr tomorrow, Saturday March 16 between 10am - 9pm and support Meni...
03/15/2019
Menifee Valley Historical Association's GroupRaise Meal at Miguel's Jr

This is a reminder to please head on over to Miguel's Jr tomorrow, Saturday March 16 between 10am - 9pm and support Menifee Valley Historical Association! The restaurant is donating 25% of your meal/drink to our non-profit!
Thank you for supporting Menifee Valley Historical Association

Commit to Eat in support of Menifee Valley Historical Association at Miguel's Jr on Mar 16

Menifee’s History Museum received two historic photographs of the Romoland community circa 1940 from our former County...
03/15/2019

Menifee’s History Museum received two historic photographs of the Romoland community circa 1940 from our former County Supervisor, Marion Ashley. Marion was raised in that area of our City.
We really appreciate donations like this.

Today the Menifee Valley Historical Association Board Members gave thanks to the Docents who volunteer their time on Sun...
03/10/2019

Today the Menifee Valley Historical Association Board Members gave thanks to the Docents who volunteer their time on Sundays to share Menifee’s history with the public at our Museum. We enjoyed our time together at our first Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

Supporting our friends of history Mike and Eileen Moss at Firehouse Subs. The oak tree and windmill shown in the mural o...
03/06/2019

Supporting our friends of history Mike and Eileen Moss at Firehouse Subs. The oak tree and windmill shown in the mural on the wall at their restaurant are from Elinor Martin’s childhood property (near the current Loma Linda Hospital).

Thank you for supporting our History Museum and community.

The Menifee Valley Historical Association would like to thank Mayor Bill Zimmerman for securing a grant from the County ...
03/01/2019

The Menifee Valley Historical Association would like to thank Mayor Bill Zimmerman for securing a grant from the County of Riverside to provide for the new parking lot and striping at the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center. This has been a resource to our community for over 70 years. #Scouts #4H #MVHA #SkillsMatter #AbundantLifeChurch

Please go to Miguel's Jr on Saturday, March 16 and place an order there from 10am-9pm.  Mention the Menifee Valley Histo...
02/22/2019
Menifee Valley Historical Association's GroupRaise Meal at Miguel's Jr

Please go to Miguel's Jr on Saturday, March 16 and place an order there from 10am-9pm. Mention the Menifee Valley Historical Association and they will donate 25% of your meal to our non-profit organization.
Thank you in advance!

Commit to Eat in support of Menifee Valley Historical Association at Miguel's Jr on Mar 16

Visit with Docents Betty Bouris and Carol Lett this Sunday, February 24 at the Museum.  Betty has a wealth of knowledge ...
02/22/2019

Visit with Docents Betty Bouris and Carol Lett this Sunday, February 24 at the Museum. Betty has a wealth of knowledge about wheat farming in the valley. #BourisRanch #BKM

Come join Docents Julie and Bill Zimmerman at the Menifee History Museum tomorrow, Sunday, February 16.  The Museum is o...
02/16/2019

Come join Docents Julie and Bill Zimmerman at the Menifee History Museum tomorrow, Sunday, February 16.
The Museum is open from 1-4 and is located on Garbani Road near Menifee Valley Middle School off Murrieta Road.

This is such a wonderful love story, that we just must share!Happy Valentine's Day!
02/11/2019

This is such a wonderful love story, that we just must share!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Homecoming reunions were held at the Menifee School from 1940 to 1950. The location was then changed to the Antelope Men...
01/30/2019

Homecoming reunions were held at the Menifee School from 1940 to 1950. The location was then changed to the Antelope Menifee Rural Center. In 1954 early residents were asked to write biographies about living in Menifee. The following extract is from Etta Cook’s story.

ETTA COOK WRITES: “My parents Buford & Ellen Cook arrived in this valley about the middle of Nov. 1882. Just recently settled in the valley was the Wm. T. Kirkpatrick family. Mr. Kirkpatrick’s father and brother Amos had come the year before, and reported so favorably on the land, that Wm. T. Kirkpatrick and my father decided to try their fortunes there also. Our acreage was on the section just east of what was later called the Newport Ranch. When we first moved there, there were no fences or section lines and the main road from Riverside to San Diego, went right past our house."

Meet the Bailey Family
01/28/2019

Meet the Bailey Family

One of the oldest standing residences in our area is the Patterson House in Winchester, California.  This morning the As...
01/19/2019

One of the oldest standing residences in our area is the Patterson House in Winchester, California. This morning the Association was treated to a nice tour lead by caretaker Greg Cowdery. Mr Patterson built the home in the 1880’s. His daughter Tilla, who operated the Winchester Train Depot, lived here all her life until the 1960’s. So wonderful to travel back in time.

The Menifee Valley Historical Association is honored to be nominated for Nonprofit of the year!  Thank you Members of th...
12/17/2018

The Menifee Valley Historical Association is honored to be nominated for Nonprofit of the year! Thank you Members of the Menifee Valley Chamber for your support.
Please cast your vote for us to WIN! 😝

City of Menifee-City Hall
11/30/2018

City of Menifee-City Hall

Happy #ThrowbackThursday Menifee! Did you know the nearest grocery stores were in Perris, Elsinore and Winchester in the 40s? #MenifeeHistory #TBT

Getting ready for the November History Program - Roads, Residents and Ranches in the 1940’s.  We have a great map made...
11/05/2018

Getting ready for the November History Program - Roads, Residents and Ranches in the 1940’s. We have a great map made by either Norma Brown or her mother Myra Kittilson. Complete with Section Lines, landmarks and roads. The map will be on display during the program. Come join us November 17 at the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center.

Through November 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Menifee Valley Historical Association whe...
10/30/2018
Support Menifee Valley Historical Association by shopping at AmazonSmile.

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Thank you for contributing to our Museums success.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Menifee Valley Historical Association. Support us every time you shop.

Menifee 24/7
10/28/2018
Menifee 24/7

Menifee 24/7

Don and Elinor Martin, lifetime residents of the area whose history with the Canyon Lake area predates the lake, were honored with a monument at the site of Martin's Landing last week. Elinor Martin also is president of the Menifee Valley Historical Association.

Come learn from Docents, Betty Bouris and Carol Lett today at the History Museum!
10/28/2018

Come learn from Docents, Betty Bouris and Carol Lett today at the History Museum!

Thanks to a successful grant, the  Menifee History Museum got a facelift this week!  Come see us on Sundays from 1-4 and...
10/28/2018

Thanks to a successful grant, the Menifee History Museum got a facelift this week! Come see us on Sundays from 1-4 and learn about Menifee history.
Special thanks to #AllSportsProduction for the design and install

Come join our Docents, Bill and Julie Zimmerman this Sunday at the Menifee History Museum from 1-4pm this Sunday.
10/10/2018

Come join our Docents, Bill and Julie Zimmerman this Sunday at the Menifee History Museum from 1-4pm this Sunday.

Please check out the Virtual Tour of our Museum - link on the Home tab on our website.  Special thanks to TKTV  (https:/...
10/05/2018
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Please check out the Virtual Tour of our Museum - link on the Home tab on our website. Special thanks to TKTV (https://www.tk-tv.com/) for reaching out to our Museum.
They also provided AR of some items as well.
So grateful for their talent!

IDENTIFY PRESERVE PROMOTE #MenifeeHistory

10/05/2018

Thank you for joining the Menifee Valley Historical Association for our first Poker Run of the Historical Monuments. Participants traveled to 5 of the 12 monuments and then returned to the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center for hot dogs, cake and a chance to win gift cards from local restaurants for the best and worst poker hands.

We want to thank our partners, the Paloma Valley NJROTC, Menifee Valley Lions Club and the City of Menifee-City Hall for collaborating with us on this event #Menifee10

If you are curious about gold mines, come to the Museum this Sunday October 7 and visit with Bob Kent resident geologist...
10/05/2018

If you are curious about gold mines, come to the Museum this Sunday October 7 and visit with Bob Kent resident geologist and learn about Luther Menifee Wilson and the gold mines in Menifee Valley. Bob will be a Docent this Sunday from 2-4:00.
Julie Zimmerman and Dee Walker will be there from 1-4:00. #MenifeeHistory

09/29/2018
menifeehistory.com

Check out the Google Inside 360 Virtual Tour of our Museum!
Scroll to the bottom of the home page and hit the Check it Out button.

Thank you to TKTV Artifact Team. They came to our Museum and did this to help us get the word out about our Museum.

Merle and his wife, Ina May (Morrison) Zeiders will be Docents this Sunday at the Museum.  They have 4 children, 14 gran...
09/27/2018

Merle and his wife, Ina May (Morrison) Zeiders will be Docents this Sunday at the Museum. They have 4 children, 14 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Come learn about their families and their lifetime here in Menifee.
Rick Jones will also join them this Sunday. He can tell you about the trails and mines he has visited throughout Menifee, this County and beyond.
Come see us Sunday September 30th from 1-4

09/23/2018
City of Menifee-City Hall

City of Menifee-City Hall

Menifee Valley Historical Association is hosting a Poker Run as part of the 10 events for the Menifee 10th Anniversary! Here is Mayor Bill Zimmerman to share more about the event! #Menifee10

Full Sail Partners
09/22/2018

Full Sail Partners

If you are in the Menifee area October 3rd, stop by and say hello to Valerie Kelleher while she volunteers at this event!

Come see Lesley Stevens and Betty Bouris this Sunday at the History Museum.  We are open from 1-4.Lesley is a 2nd grade ...
09/18/2018

Come see Lesley Stevens and Betty Bouris this Sunday at the History Museum. We are open from 1-4.

Lesley is a 2nd grade teacher at Quail Valley Elementary.
Lesley worked extensively to develop a 3rd grade curriculum packet that focuses on Menifee's history. Betty Bouris came to Menifee as a bride in 1950. Betty with her husband Herk and son Mike, farmed extensively in the valley growing wheat and sugar beets.

Merle and Ina May Zeiders stopped by the History Museum today.  Merle shared interesting memories of his childhood as a ...
09/17/2018

Merle and Ina May Zeiders stopped by the History Museum today. Merle shared interesting memories of his childhood as a boy growing up in Menifee in the 1930’s and 40’s with our Mayor Bill Zimmerman and visitors at the Museum.

Today our program was about the history of the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center and its 70 years of service to the Menifee ...
09/15/2018

Today our program was about the history of the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center and its 70 years of service to the Menifee Valley.
Merle Zeiders, Betty Bouris, Elinor Martin, Shirley Vaughn and Cindy DeAngelis shared some of their memories and family stories about times in the Rural Center.

Menifee Union School District
09/14/2018

Menifee Union School District

The original Menifee Union School District school bell was placed into storage after the closing of Menifee Elementary School in 2008. MUSD Menifee Valley Historical Association member, Mrs. Elinor Martin shared that during the 1890’s the bell was hung in the steeple atop of the school, where a flagpole graced the roof. In 1916, during a bad storm, the flagpole was struck by lightning and both the pole and bell came crashing down into the classroom below. Fortunately there were no students in the building at the time, and from then on the flagpole was placed in the ground out front. The bell was hung at the original 1890’s school location, then was moved to the Menifee Elementary School location in 1952, where it stayed until the closing of the school in 2008. It can now be seen at the Bob O’Donnell District Education Center.

We had fun sharing Menifee's history with our local Daisy & Brownie girls.  Girl Scout Troop 1870 broke into small group...
09/10/2018

We had fun sharing Menifee's history with our local Daisy & Brownie girls. Girl Scout Troop 1870 broke into small groups and completed the Badge Earning Activity for their vests.

09/07/2018
City of Menifee-City Hall

City of Menifee-City Hall

Menifee Valley Historical Association is hosting a Poker Run as part of the 10 events for the Menifee 10th Anniversary! Here is Mayor Bill Zimmerman to share more about the event! #Menifee10

Please join Docents, Bob O'Donnell and Kimber Licitra at the History Museum this Sunday from 1-4.Kimber is a 2nd Grade T...
09/06/2018

Please join Docents, Bob O'Donnell and Kimber Licitra at the History Museum this Sunday from 1-4.
Kimber is a 2nd Grade Teacher at Oak Meadows Elementary and Bob has been a Sun City resident since 1973. He is a retired Postmaster, active volunteer in Hospice, Crime Watch and currently serves as Menifee Union SD Board Member for over 30 years.
Come see them September 9 from 1:00-4:00 and learn about our rich history.

Thank you LDS Menifee Stake for inviting us to share information about Menifee’s history at Menifee Family Discovery D...
08/26/2018

Thank you LDS Menifee Stake for inviting us to share information about Menifee’s history at Menifee Family Discovery Day. We had an enjoyable time meeting members and sharing local history.

Mark your calendars for October 3rd for a fun way to celebrate Menifee's historical monuments and the 70th Anniversary o...
08/25/2018

Mark your calendars for October 3rd for a fun way to celebrate Menifee's historical monuments and the 70th Anniversary of the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center. This is one of the special 10 events leading up to City's 10th birthday! See the flier for details. #Menifee10

Come to the History Museum this Sunday, August 26 and meet Docents Betty Bouris and Dee Walker.  Betty came to Menifee a...
08/22/2018

Come to the History Museum this Sunday, August 26 and meet Docents Betty Bouris and Dee Walker.

Betty came to Menifee as a bride in 1950. She with husband Herk, and son Mike farmed extensively in the area growing wheat and sugar beets.

Dee Walker was a Public School Speech & Language Pathologist for 41 years and worked in Laguna Beach Public Schools. When she and her husband retired, they moved to Canyon Lake in 2011 and the good fortune to move in across the street from Elinor Evans Martin and Don Martin, descendants of Menifee Valley homesteaders. They sparked her interest in the history of the area.

The Museum is open Sundays from 1-4 and is free. We hope to see you!

Please join docents Bill and Julie Zimmerman this Sunday, August 19 at the Menifee History Museum from 1-4. Admission is...
08/13/2018

Please join docents Bill and Julie Zimmerman this Sunday, August 19 at the Menifee History Museum from 1-4. Admission is free.

07/25/2018
City of Menifee-City Hall

Happy Birthday Menifee! #Menifee10

We are celebrating Menifee turning 10! Starting Thursday, September 20th and culminating with our Fall Festival/10 Year Birthday Bash! the City is celebrating, along with several of our partners, by offering a variety of events that are unique to Menifee. Check out all of the events, dates, and locations! More information for each event coming soon! Happy 10th Birthday, MENIFEE!! #Menifee10 #NewBetterBest

07/24/2018
Menifee 24/7

Sharing a video from April. Thank you Menifee 24/7!! #MenifeeHistory

Unveiling of monument in Quail Valley.

Murrieta Valley Historical Society
07/08/2018

Murrieta Valley Historical Society

At 115 degrees outside today, I'm reminded how hard Menifee's farmers worked in the early 1900's to earn a living.  In 1...
07/06/2018

At 115 degrees outside today, I'm reminded how hard Menifee's farmers worked in the early 1900's to earn a living.

In 1912, a large stationary gas fired internal combustion engine powers the Baxter's power press baler. The baler is hand fed by a crew of men using pitchforks.
The greatest change in farming technology was the gas engine that was introduced in the 1930's. It was a boon to farmers, who previously used backbreaking hand labor for the many tasks on the ranch.
Baxter's Ranch, south of Bell Mtn c1912

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Wednesday, October 3rd. The Menifee Valley Historical Association will be hosting a free “Monu...
06/30/2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Wednesday, October 3rd. The Menifee Valley Historical Association will be hosting a free “Monuments Poker Run & BBQ” event in the evening. This will be a fun way to visit some of the newly placed historical markers and a chance to win a prize for the best poker hand collected at the five selected monuments. The Poker Run starts and ends at the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center located on Haun Road just north of Garbani Road. The event concludes with a free BBQ hosted by the Menifee Lions Club where the poker hand winners will be announced.

Note:
2018 marks the anniversary of the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center’s 70th year of service to Menifee; and
The event is one of the City of Menifee-City Hall 10 events (celebrating their 10-yr Anniv).

The Walter Zeiders Historical Marker has been placed.  It is located on Zeiders Road, just south of Scott Road.  Go see ...
06/16/2018

The Walter Zeiders Historical Marker has been placed. It is located on Zeiders Road, just south of Scott Road.
Go see if you can find it. Check in on maps, share it, favorite-it or reply to the post with a selfie or photo at the site. #menifeehistory

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Museum: Garbani Road Between Murrieta And Evans
Menifee, CA
92584

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Our mission is to identify, preserve and promote the historic legacy of the Menifee Valley, to promote respect for our past and educate the public about its historical significance.

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Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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(951) 708-6842

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