Temecula Valley Museum

Temecula Valley Museum The Temecula Valley Museum offers history, art, and culture through the many programs, walking tours, field trips, workshops, and events. Permanent and travelling exhibits explore local and period history as well as artistic and cultural facets of life.

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🎃 We are getting excited for the City of Temecula Halloween Carnival throghout Old Town this Friday, OCT 29 from 5:30pm ...
10/28/2021

🎃 We are getting excited for the City of Temecula Halloween Carnival throghout Old Town this Friday, OCT 29 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm!

Come visit us for 🍬trick-or-treating🍬 inside the museum rotunda, decorated by the Temecula Valley Woman’s Club, and enjoy these fun activities in Sam Hicks Monument Park:

🎵 Temecula Valley Youth Symphony Performance
🚂 Train Rides
🎨 Face Painting
🦇 Halloween Maze

#TemeculaHalloweenCarnival #TemeculaValleyMuseum #Halloween

🎃 We are getting excited for the City of Temecula Halloween Carnival throghout Old Town this Friday, OCT 29 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm!

Come visit us for 🍬trick-or-treating🍬 inside the museum rotunda, decorated by the Temecula Valley Woman’s Club, and enjoy these fun activities in Sam Hicks Monument Park:

🎵 Temecula Valley Youth Symphony Performance
🚂 Train Rides
🎨 Face Painting
🦇 Halloween Maze

#TemeculaHalloweenCarnival #TemeculaValleyMuseum #Halloween

This #ThrowbackThursday post is another #ThenAndNow edition! Here is the Main Street Bridge in Old Town Temecula looking...
10/21/2021

This #ThrowbackThursday post is another #ThenAndNow edition! Here is the Main Street Bridge in Old Town Temecula looking east circa 1930 to today.

The construction on the new bridge finished in late 2013. Renowned local artist, the late Robert Morris, created the metal endcaps on the Main Street Bridge. Morris appreciated Temecula’s Western appeal and branded much of Old Town Temecula with his vision and creativity.

#OldTownTemecula #TemeculaArt #TemeculaHistory

It has been one week since we unveiled the Student Art Mural for this month. Have you been by Sam Hicks Monument Park to...
10/19/2021

It has been one week since we unveiled the Student Art Mural for this month. Have you been by Sam Hicks Monument Park to check out this colorful piece of art created by Palomar College Student, Cheyenne Hernandez and her young assistants (ages 10-14)?

Their goal was to include shapes of all the Hispanic Nations around the world, choosing very bright colors to represent the tremendous culture, heritage and passion that is alive within Hispanic people.

Come see this vibrant piece of art before it is gone!
#TemeculaArtAndCulture #TheArtOfLivingInTemecula #TemeculaHasArt

It has been one week since we unveiled the Student Art Mural for this month. Have you been by Sam Hicks Monument Park to check out this colorful piece of art created by Palomar College Student, Cheyenne Hernandez and her young assistants (ages 10-14)?

Their goal was to include shapes of all the Hispanic Nations around the world, choosing very bright colors to represent the tremendous culture, heritage and passion that is alive within Hispanic people.

Come see this vibrant piece of art before it is gone!
#TemeculaArtAndCulture #TheArtOfLivingInTemecula #TemeculaHasArt

Hooray for Friday! 🎉🙌🏼 You made it to the weekend, and we hope you make it to this evening’s Gallery at The Merc recepti...
10/01/2021

Hooray for Friday! 🎉🙌🏼 You made it to the weekend, and we hope you make it to this evening’s Gallery at The Merc reception. This evening welcomes Megan Elizabeth Miller and her exhibit, “On The Edge: Wildlife Conservation Art Series”. Meet Megan, view her spectacular works of nature and enjoy refreshments with live music.
 

🎨Friday, OCT 1, 2021
🕔5:00pm - 7:00pm
🏛The gallery at The Merc (42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA)

#TemeculaArtandCulture #TemeculaCares #TheARTofLivinginTemecula #TheMerc #TemeculaArts #HeartofArtandCulture

Hooray for Friday! 🎉🙌🏼 You made it to the weekend, and we hope you make it to this evening’s Gallery at The Merc reception. This evening welcomes Megan Elizabeth Miller and her exhibit, “On The Edge: Wildlife Conservation Art Series”. Meet Megan, view her spectacular works of nature and enjoy refreshments with live music.
 

🎨Friday, OCT 1, 2021
🕔5:00pm - 7:00pm
🏛The gallery at The Merc (42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA)

#TemeculaArtandCulture #TemeculaCares #TheARTofLivinginTemecula #TheMerc #TemeculaArts #HeartofArtandCulture

📷 How did your school pictures turn out this year? Here is the class picture of the entire student body (grades 1-8) in ...
09/30/2021

📷 How did your school pictures turn out this year? Here is the class picture of the entire student body (grades 1-8) in Temecula circa 1920.

Bonus Fun Fact: The name “Roripaugh” is frequently used around the City, from road names to neighborhoods. There are three Roripaugh children in this photo. Barney (top row, third from left), Mary (middle row, first on the left), and Leo (bottom row, second from the left)

#TemeculaThrowbackThursday #TemeculaHistory #TemeculaValleyMuseum

📷 How did your school pictures turn out this year? Here is the class picture of the entire student body (grades 1-8) in Temecula circa 1920.

Bonus Fun Fact: The name “Roripaugh” is frequently used around the City, from road names to neighborhoods. There are three Roripaugh children in this photo. Barney (top row, third from left), Mary (middle row, first on the left), and Leo (bottom row, second from the left)

#TemeculaThrowbackThursday #TemeculaHistory #TemeculaValleyMuseum

🇬🇷 Opa! Come celebrate Greek culture at Temecula Valley Museum’s Free Monthly Second Saturday Cultural Celebrations Prog...
09/27/2021

🇬🇷 Opa! Come celebrate Greek culture at Temecula Valley Museum’s Free Monthly Second Saturday Cultural Celebrations Program!

🇬🇷 On SAT, OCT 9, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm, please join us at the Temecula Valley Museum (28314 Mercedes Street) for music, activities, refreshments, and a complimentary art lesson in honor of the country of Greece. Experience all this fun with the whole family!

🎶 Music provided by Bob Bozonelos
🥙 Refreshments by Espandin
🎨 Art Lesson by Bigfoot Graphics

🇬🇷 Opa! Come celebrate Greek culture at Temecula Valley Museum’s Free Monthly Second Saturday Cultural Celebrations Program!

🇬🇷 On SAT, OCT 9, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm, please join us at the Temecula Valley Museum (28314 Mercedes Street) for music, activities, refreshments, and a complimentary art lesson in honor of the country of Greece. Experience all this fun with the whole family!

🎶 Music provided by Bob Bozonelos
🥙 Refreshments by Espandin
🎨 Art Lesson by Bigfoot Graphics

⚜️ Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll)! 🎉Come on down this Saturday and celebrate one of the diverse...
09/07/2021

⚜️ Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll)! 🎉

Come on down this Saturday and celebrate one of the diverse cultures of America!
Enjoy Louisiana:
🦞🦐Cuisine
🎷🎺 Live music
🖍 Crafts
🎨 Free art class by Big Foot Art Classes.
🐊 And More!

This outdoor event is FREE and available for all to attend.
Masks are required to enter the museum.

#TemeculaArtandCulture #TemeculaValleyMuseum #TheArtofLivinginTemecula #SecondSaturday #ArtandCulture

⚜️ Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll)! 🎉

Come on down this Saturday and celebrate one of the diverse cultures of America!
Enjoy Louisiana:
🦞🦐Cuisine
🎷🎺 Live music
🖍 Crafts
🎨 Free art class by Big Foot Art Classes.
🐊 And More!

This outdoor event is FREE and available for all to attend.
Masks are required to enter the museum.

#TemeculaArtandCulture #TemeculaValleyMuseum #TheArtofLivinginTemecula #SecondSaturday #ArtandCulture

🏛🖼 Add an evening of art and culture to your weekend to-do! See the beauty of Temecula’s vineyards and vistas as rendere...
09/03/2021

🏛🖼 Add an evening of art and culture to your weekend to-do! See the beauty of Temecula’s vineyards and vistas as rendered by Debra Gayle Sut at her opening gallery at The Merc reception, along with the Art Off The Walls show in The Lot on Main.

🗓 Friday, September 3, 2021
⏰ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
📍The Gallery at The Merc (42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA)

#Temeculaartsandculture #cityoftemecula #artoffthewalls #theartoflovingintemecula #temeculatheater

🏛🖼 Add an evening of art and culture to your weekend to-do! See the beauty of Temecula’s vineyards and vistas as rendered by Debra Gayle Sut at her opening gallery at The Merc reception, along with the Art Off The Walls show in The Lot on Main.

🗓 Friday, September 3, 2021
⏰ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
📍The Gallery at The Merc (42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA)

#Temeculaartsandculture #cityoftemecula #artoffthewalls #theartoflovingintemecula #temeculatheater

🇪🇸 Olé! Join us as we celebrate Spain at the Temecula Valley Museum THIS Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 11am to 1pm. 🎵 E...
08/12/2021

🇪🇸 Olé! Join us as we celebrate Spain at the Temecula Valley Museum THIS Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 11am to 1pm.

🎵 Enjoy live music in the style of Spanish guitar
🎨 Attend a complimentary art class provided by Bigfoot Art Classes
🇪🇸 Learn about Spanish customs
🍮 Taste traditional Spanish food
🖍 Create and take home a Spanish inspired craft

See you there!

🇪🇸 Olé! Join us as we celebrate Spain at the Temecula Valley Museum THIS Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 11am to 1pm.

🎵 Enjoy live music in the style of Spanish guitar
🎨 Attend a complimentary art class provided by Bigfoot Art Classes
🇪🇸 Learn about Spanish customs
🍮 Taste traditional Spanish food
🖍 Create and take home a Spanish inspired craft

See you there!

🖼 Join us this evening at The Merc for our first gallery opening reception, and the return of Art Off The Walls of 2021!...
08/06/2021

🖼 Join us this evening at The Merc for our first gallery opening reception, and the return of Art Off The Walls of 2021! Enjoy live entertainment, refreshments and the creative atmosphere of local artists.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Tonight, August 6, 2021, 5-7PM

The Merc & The Lot on Main (42051 Main Street)

#TemeculaArtandCulture #TemeculaValleyMuseum #TheArtofLivinginTemecula #ArtandCulture #Temeculaart #ArtOffTheWalls

🖼 Join us this evening at The Merc for our first gallery opening reception, and the return of Art Off The Walls of 2021! Enjoy live entertainment, refreshments and the creative atmosphere of local artists.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Tonight, August 6, 2021, 5-7PM

The Merc & The Lot on Main (42051 Main Street)

#TemeculaArtandCulture #TemeculaValleyMuseum #TheArtofLivinginTemecula #ArtandCulture #Temeculaart #ArtOffTheWalls

🏛 Then: Built in 1890 by Philip Pohlman on a lot he won in a raffle, the general store was constructed of locally fired ...
08/06/2021

🏛 Then: Built in 1890 by Philip Pohlman on a lot he won in a raffle, the general store was constructed of locally fired brick. Pohlman sold the store in 1902 to George Burnham who had been a clerk there for several years and the name was later changed to Burnham & Son – it was known as Burnham’s into the 1960s. In 1969, Walt Moore and Howard Raish took over the building, rebuilt and opened the Temecula Mercantile, one of the first antique stores in Old Town.

🏛 Now: Today the Mercantile is Old Town Temecula’s heart of arts and culture with entertainment brought to you by the Old Town Temecula Community Theater and a rotating Art Gallery featuring local artists.

🎉We invite you to join us this Friday, August 6, 2021 from 5 pm to 7 pm for our first gallery opening reception of 2021, featuring Temecula artist, Martin Nasim!

#TemeculaArtandCulture #TemeculaValleyMuseum #TheArtofLivinginTemecula #ArtandCulture #TemeculaHistory #TemeculaCares #TemeculaCommunityTheater

📢 Attention all local painters! Registration is now open for the City of Temecula’s 14th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Com...
08/03/2021

📢 Attention all local painters! Registration is now open for the City of Temecula’s 14th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition. Enjoy the outdoors and paint the beautiful landscapes and landmarks of Temecula.

🎨 Paint “Plein Air” style at select Temecula locations from Friday, September 24 through Friday, October 8, 2021!

🖼 Register online at: Temeculaca.gov/Register

📢 Attention all local painters! Registration is now open for the City of Temecula’s 14th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition. Enjoy the outdoors and paint the beautiful landscapes and landmarks of Temecula.

🎨 Paint “Plein Air” style at select Temecula locations from Friday, September 24 through Friday, October 8, 2021!

🖼 Register online at: Temeculaca.gov/Register

🎉 We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning event, Art Off The Walls, will return for the 2021 Season! Beginnin...
07/29/2021

🎉 We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning event, Art Off The Walls, will return for the 2021 Season! Beginning August 6th, please join us each month to support local artists at this FREE event which includes live music, refreshments, and a featured artist reception.

📆 When: AUG 6, 2021 from 5pm – 8pm
📍 Where: The Lot on Main & The Merc @TemeculaTheater (42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA)
🖼 Details: The Lot on Main will showcase a variety of local artists displaying their pieces for sale. Next door at The Merc, guests can meet San Diego-based artist, Martin Nasim, at the featured artist reception and view his exhibit entitled Dreams – created with markers on plexiglass.

❗️Save The Date For These Fridays: AUG 6, SEP 3, OCT 1, NOV 12

#TemeculaCares #TemeculaArtandCulture #TheARTofLivinginTemecula #TheMerc #OldTownTemecula #HeartOfArtsAndCulture #TemeculaArts

🎉 We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning event, Art Off The Walls, will return for the 2021 Season! Beginning August 6th, please join us each month to support local artists at this FREE event which includes live music, refreshments, and a featured artist reception.

📆 When: AUG 6, 2021 from 5pm – 8pm
📍 Where: The Lot on Main & The Merc @TemeculaTheater (42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA)
🖼 Details: The Lot on Main will showcase a variety of local artists displaying their pieces for sale. Next door at The Merc, guests can meet San Diego-based artist, Martin Nasim, at the featured artist reception and view his exhibit entitled Dreams – created with markers on plexiglass.

❗️Save The Date For These Fridays: AUG 6, SEP 3, OCT 1, NOV 12

#TemeculaCares #TemeculaArtandCulture #TheARTofLivinginTemecula #TheMerc #OldTownTemecula #HeartOfArtsAndCulture #TemeculaArts

🎨 Take a break from playing on the new Sam Hicks Monument Park playground and visit our Temecula Valley Woman’s Club Art...
07/27/2021

🎨 Take a break from playing on the new Sam Hicks Monument Park playground and visit our Temecula Valley Woman’s Club Art and Education Room. (2nd Floor by the Erle Stanley Gardner Exhibit)

☀️This room provides self-guided activities inspired by special exhibits on display or the mural outside the museum. Enjoy a moment of relaxation as your kiddos cool off with fun arts and craft activities.

Wake up and be awesome with our one-of-a-kind mugs and espresso cups featuring Temecula’s famous archway! ☕️ 🍵Find these...
07/22/2021

Wake up and be awesome with our one-of-a-kind mugs and espresso cups featuring Temecula’s famous archway! ☕️ 🍵

Find these cups and mugs in our Temecula Valley Museum Gift shop!

#temeculavalleymuseum #temeculacares #cityoftemecula

Come to the Temecula Valley Museum to see the “Artists of Dorland”! This exhibit features a unique selection of fine art...
07/21/2021

Come to the Temecula Valley Museum to see the “Artists of Dorland”! This exhibit features a unique selection of fine art from multiple Dorland Mountain Arts Colony artists.

🧑‍🎨 The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a non-profit artist retreat overlooking the Temecula Valley Wine Country of Southern California. This eclectic exhibit includes contemporary acrylic portraits, watercolor landscapes and still life, nature themed art, intricate mosaic art and more! Don’t miss this incredible display of fine art from some of the Temecula Valley’s most accomplished artists.

#TemeculaCares #TemeculaArt #TemeculaArtsandCulture #CityofTemecula #TemeculaValleyMuseum #Dorlandmountainartscolony @Dorlandmountainarts

Come to the Temecula Valley Museum to see the “Artists of Dorland”! This exhibit features a unique selection of fine art from multiple Dorland Mountain Arts Colony artists.

🧑‍🎨 The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a non-profit artist retreat overlooking the Temecula Valley Wine Country of Southern California. This eclectic exhibit includes contemporary acrylic portraits, watercolor landscapes and still life, nature themed art, intricate mosaic art and more! Don’t miss this incredible display of fine art from some of the Temecula Valley’s most accomplished artists.

#TemeculaCares #TemeculaArt #TemeculaArtsandCulture #CityofTemecula #TemeculaValleyMuseum #Dorlandmountainartscolony @Dorlandmountainarts

Following his father’s wishes, Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the Perry Mason franchise, passed the California Bar Exa...
07/17/2021

Following his father’s wishes, Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the Perry Mason franchise, passed the California Bar Exam in 1911, and became a lawyer. Later, he began writing as a sideline as he preferred an active lifestyle and didn’t want to spend his life in an office. In 1921, he published his first of countless pulp-fiction stories – “Nellie’s Naughty Nighty”. In 1933, after publishing his first Perry Mason novel, The Case of the Velvet Claws, he stepped back from the legal profession and wrote on a full-time basis.

In the autumn of 1937, roaming through California’s backcountry, Gardner discovered his ideal retreat, set outside Temecula amid rolling hills. It was here that he established his Rancho del Paisano – eventually adding 27 buildings on land encompassing 3,000 acres on what is now part of the Pechanga reservation.

#ArtsandCulture #TemeculaCares #TemeculaValleyMuseum #TemeculaHistory #PerryMason #HBO

Following his father’s wishes, Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the Perry Mason franchise, passed the California Bar Exam in 1911, and became a lawyer. Later, he began writing as a sideline as he preferred an active lifestyle and didn’t want to spend his life in an office. In 1921, he published his first of countless pulp-fiction stories – “Nellie’s Naughty Nighty”. In 1933, after publishing his first Perry Mason novel, The Case of the Velvet Claws, he stepped back from the legal profession and wrote on a full-time basis.

In the autumn of 1937, roaming through California’s backcountry, Gardner discovered his ideal retreat, set outside Temecula amid rolling hills. It was here that he established his Rancho del Paisano – eventually adding 27 buildings on land encompassing 3,000 acres on what is now part of the Pechanga reservation.

#ArtsandCulture #TemeculaCares #TemeculaValleyMuseum #TemeculaHistory #PerryMason #HBO

🏛The Temecula Valley Museum presents “Art In The Park”. This program offers families the opportunity to engage in free o...
07/16/2021

🏛The Temecula Valley Museum presents “Art In The Park”. This program offers families the opportunity to engage in free outdoor art activities featuring the history and culture of Temecula, at Sam Hicks Monument Park.

🎨 Join us for free outdoor art activities and entertainment Saturdays, from July 17th to August 28th, 11:00am to 1:00pm at Sam Hicks Monument Park.

Tomorrow, July 17, please join us for a fun Horse Hitching craft project and live music by Michael SG!!

#ArtsandCulture #ArtinthePark #TemeculaCares #TemeculaValleyMuseum #Familyfun

🏛The Temecula Valley Museum presents “Art In The Park”. This program offers families the opportunity to engage in free outdoor art activities featuring the history and culture of Temecula, at Sam Hicks Monument Park.

🎨 Join us for free outdoor art activities and entertainment Saturdays, from July 17th to August 28th, 11:00am to 1:00pm at Sam Hicks Monument Park.

Tomorrow, July 17, please join us for a fun Horse Hitching craft project and live music by Michael SG!!

#ArtsandCulture #ArtinthePark #TemeculaCares #TemeculaValleyMuseum #Familyfun

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28314 Mercedes St
Temecula, CA
92590

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(951) 694-6450

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Lisa Cabrera is showing her fabulous art tonight. Beautiful. So glad to be here to see this collection. Way to go Lisa!! Love it!
Today the Museum opens at 10 AM