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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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again”- Maya Angel...
07/28/2020

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again”- Maya Angelou.

Rest In Peace, John Lewis. The history of our country is forever changed, thanks to you.

157. 2.5. #Juneteenth
06/19/2020

157. 2.5. #Juneteenth

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04/20/2020
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In accordance with the following, the Temecula Valley Museum will be closed from Monday, March 16th, through Sunday Apri...
03/16/2020

In accordance with the following, the Temecula Valley Museum will be closed from Monday, March 16th, through Sunday April 5th, 2020. In anticipation, museum staff have been working on creating a virtual museum experience. We hope to have it on our website soon.

Stay healthy, Museum friends.
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⚠️City of Temecula closing all Community Services Facilities ⚠️

Today, Temecula Valley USD has announced it will be closing all schools and programs through April 5, 2020. In order to be consistent with this direction, as well as previous guidance from Riverside University Health Systems-Public Health, the City must do its part to prevent its facilities from becoming secondary congregation sites, which could undermine the important protective benefits of TVUSD’s closure.

As a result, the City will be closing all Community Services facilities, athletic venues, and outdoor amenities, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020*. All rentals, contract classes, programs, and events will also be cancelled. Staff will be contacting affected participants regarding refunds where applicable. The City will continue to monitor this situation closely and will revise the order as required in order to best safeguard public health.

This closure includes:
- All City athletic fields, sport courts, and hockey rinks
- Ronald H. Robert's Temecula Public Library
- Community Recreation Center and Pool
- Temecula Skate Park and Pump Track
- Margarita Recreation Center
- Eagle Soar Park and Splash Pad at Margarita Community Park
- Jefferson Recreation Center
- Pennypickle's Workshop (The Temecula Children’s Museum)
- Temecula Valley Museum
- Temecula Community Center
- The Merc

*Please note, the Mary Phillips Senior Center and Old Town Temecula Community Theater will both be closed through April 30, 2020.

City of Temecula Community Services Department

Update March 23rd @ 3:30 pm - The following Community Services facilities, athletic venues, and outdoor amenities will be closed until further notice

Additional facilities include:

- Temecula City Hall and Conference Center
- Dog Park at Redhawk Community Park

Coronavirus Update - March 13 @ 5:20 pm

⚠️City of Temecula closing all Community Services Facilities ⚠️

Today, Temecula Valley USD has announced it will be closing all schools and programs through April 5, 2020. In order to be consistent with this direction, as well as previous guidance from Riverside University Health Systems-Public Health, the City must do its part to prevent its facilities from becoming secondary congregation sites, which could undermine the important protective benefits of TVUSD’s closure.

As a result, the City will be closing all Community Services facilities, athletic venues, and outdoor amenities, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020*. All rentals, contract classes, programs, and events will also be cancelled. Staff will be contacting affected participants regarding refunds where applicable. The City will continue to monitor this situation closely and will revise the order as required in order to best safeguard public health.

This closure includes:
- All City athletic fields, sport courts, and hockey rinks
- Ronald H. Robert's Temecula Public Library
- Community Recreation Center and Pool
- Temecula Skate Park and Pump Track
- Margarita Recreation Center
- Eagle Soar Park and Splash Pad at Margarita Community Park
- Jefferson Recreation Center
- Pennypickle's Workshop (The Temecula Children’s Museum)
- Temecula Valley Museum
- Temecula Community Center
- The Merc

*Please note, the Mary Phillips Senior Center and Old Town Temecula Community Theater will both be closed through April 30, 2020.

City of Temecula Community Services Department

Next Saturday!!!  Families are invited to join the Temecula Valley Museum for a Second Saturday Cultural Celebration of ...
02/28/2020

Next Saturday!!! Families are invited to join the Temecula Valley Museum for a Second Saturday Cultural Celebration of India, on March 14, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. March is a great month to observe Indian culture as Holi festivities take place all over India, and within Indian communities throughout the United States. Holi festivals celebrate the arrival of spring, goodwill and features dancing, singing, and throwing powdered paint and colored water. The Temecula Valley Museum will join in this colorful celebration with food, entertainment, art, and craft activities.

Join us next Friday!  Great art, great music, and free food.
02/28/2020

Join us next Friday! Great art, great music, and free food.

Budding artists from the City of Temecula’s Fine Arts Classes will be showcased on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in The Merc (42051 Main Street). Temecula’s free First Friday fine art show, Art Off The Walls, offers residents and visitors with an evening of delightful refreshments, live entertainment, and a multi-artist display.

#WeLoveLocalArt #TemeculaFUN #CityOfTemecula #LotOnMain #ArtOffTheWalls #TheMerc #OldTownTemecula

Important notice...
02/16/2020

Important notice...

🚨 A citywide #TelephoneAlertSystem test is scheduled for Thursday, February 27th at 10 am 🚨⁣

Temecula landlines as well as residents and businesses who are currently registered for telephone alerts can expect to receive this TEST telephone alert – there is no cause for alarm. To sign up for these alerts, visit Temeculaca.gov/Alert

Enjoying a tour with Visit Temecula Valley, learning about all the new shops and businesses!  #VisitTemeculaValley
01/30/2020

Enjoying a tour with Visit Temecula Valley, learning about all the new shops and businesses! #VisitTemeculaValley

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09/28/2019

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Yesterday morning, members and Temecula community friends of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians paid homage to a watershed event in its storied past through its annual Remembrance Walk. As the Pechanga Band’s history recounts, “Over 140 years ago, our ancestors were forced off their original village site and relocated against their will. Through this trying time, they prevailed and were successful with establishing the Pechanga Reservation as we know it today.”

During the morning’s observance, Pechanga’s tribal leaders fostered educational discussion among the Remembrance Walk participants of the major events that led up to this event, and what its implications are for the Pechanga Band and the larger Temecula community today.

As in years past, Traffic Division deputies and Community Action Patrol volunteers from the Temecula Sheriff’s Station were honored to help see to the safety of Remembrance Walk participants as well as other pedestrians and motorists traveling along its course this morning.

Both the long history and modern-day presence of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians is a central feature of the rich fabric comprising our Temecula community today. The Temecula Sheriff’s Station is proud of the strong, vibrant, and vital relationship it has cooperatively forged with the Pechanga Band and is grateful for the tremendous support it has and continues to enjoy from the Band’s leadership and membership.

Thank you first responders, then and today, for helping to keep our Valley safe!#tenaja #MurrietaFire #calfire
09/09/2019

Thank you first responders, then and today, for helping to keep our Valley safe!
#tenaja #MurrietaFire #calfire

City of Temecula Community Services Department
08/09/2019

City of Temecula Community Services Department

This Second Saturday, August 10th the Temecula Valley Museum celebrates Japanese culture by hosting a free Mini-Matsuri (festival) from 11am-1pm. Come see the spectacular ancient Japanese percussion, known as Taiko drumming, presented by the Vista Buddhist Temple in Sam Hicks Monument Park. There will also be traditional Matsuri games, water yoyo, and senbonhiki, for guests to play and possibly win a special prize. Continue your experience with a craft and special festival uniforms, called happi, gifted from our sister city Daisen-Nakayama, Japan! Guests are invited to wear these robe-like vests, then take a photo at our photo wall to commemorate this event. Finally, try out new snacks and candy native to Japan, enjoy a traditional Japanese shadow puppet show presented by Donald Smith, and a free manga art class and Japanese mask decorating with Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes.

800 Page Likes!  Thank you for "Passing This Way".  Please let us know what you'd like to see us do in the future....exh...
06/28/2019

800 Page Likes! Thank you for "Passing This Way". Please let us know what you'd like to see us do in the future....exhibits, programs, lectures? What do you think the Temecula Valley Museum should offer the community??

Have you noticed what looks like a large rock on the corner of Moreno and Mercedes in Old Town Temecula? It is actually ...
06/24/2019

Have you noticed what looks like a large rock on the corner of Moreno and Mercedes in Old Town Temecula? It is actually a monument made of granite entitled "They Passed This Way." The project was organized by Sam Hicks in 1969 and features 57 names of pioneers who passed through Temecula.

For more information on this monument and biographies on each of the names, visit the Temecula Valley Museum gift shop to purchase the book "Pioneers Etched in Stone" written by our very own Steve Williamson!

Celebrate the grand opening of the new exhibit "The Art of Jennifer Bonneteau" tomorrow evening at the Temecula Valley M...
06/20/2019

Celebrate the grand opening of the new exhibit "The Art of Jennifer Bonneteau" tomorrow evening at the Temecula Valley Museum! Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at this free event, starting at 6:30pm.

Be sure to check out the Summer Solstice event going on just outside the museum in Sam Hicks Monument Park! For more information about Summer Solstice visit:
https://temeculaca.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=2931&month=6&year=2019&day=21&calType=0

City of Temecula Community Services Department #CityofTemecula #ArtandCulture #SummerInTemecula #TemeculaArtandCulture #OldTownTemecula

Happy Juneteenth! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth
06/19/2019
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Happy Juneteenth! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate S...

06/11/2019
Old Town Temecula Community Theater

We love culture! Check out this video from the newly expanded #ArtOffTheWalls event at The Merc and the Lot on Main captured by City of Temecula Council Member Zak Schwank.

For more images from this event visit the City of Temecula's Flikr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityoftemecula/albums/72157709039850271

Thank you to Council Member Zak Schwank for capturing this footage from last week's #ArtOffTheWalls! To everyone who worked so hard to make the lot opening a success, we appreciate all you do for the wonderful #CityOfTemecula!

06/06/2019
City of Temecula Community Services Department

Did you know that the Temecula Valley Museum is run and operated by the City of Temecula - Community Services Department?

We are happy to be able to offer a variety of enriching events and exhibits to celebrate the history and culture of the City and its citizens. We are excited to be featured in the newest episode of Around & About Temecula which highlights some of the great things the Community Services Department offers!

#CityofTemecula #CityofTemeculaCommunityServices #AroundandAboutTemecula

Summer is almost upon us and the City of Temecula Community Services Department has lots of FREE family friendly activities for everyone. Our host Jeff Lawrence stops in at the CRC Amphitheater to hear about this year's Summer Sunset Concert Series and Moonlight Movies in the Park. Then he heads on down to Old Town Temecula to find out about the cultural offerings of Art Off the Walls and Second Saturdays. Finally, he checks back in on the second year of the highly successful program Free Fit in the Park! #FreeFun #CityOfTemecula #SummerConcerts #MoonlightMovies #FreeFit #ArtOffTheWalls #SecondSaturdays #LOVETemecula

Sign your child up to experience different cultures this summer! Culture Quest Summer Camp brings live entertainment, fo...
06/03/2019

Sign your child up to experience different cultures this summer! Culture Quest Summer Camp brings live entertainment, food, art, games, and activities from cultures around the world to the Temecula Valley! This unique camp combines learning, fun, and culture to enrich your child’s summer experience.

Culture Quest Summer Camp is offered for two weeks (June 10 - 13 and June 17 - 20), running Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 1pm for children ages 6 to 12. This camp is taught by a credentialed TVUSD elementary school teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. Campers must bring a sack lunch every day. Snacks and water will be provided.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2ESlbPP

Join us THIS Saturday to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints. This free event...
05/24/2019

Join us THIS Saturday to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints. This free event starts at 11:00 AM. Textile artist Allyson Allen will host a trunk show and offer insight into her pieces inspired by African and American history. Then, at 12:30 PM, members of Dream Shapers will be performing an exciting African Drum and Dance Show.

Don't miss this exciting event!

Honoring the winners of the 17th Annual Third Grade History Contest at the City of Temecula Community Services Commissio...
05/14/2019

Honoring the winners of the 17th Annual Third Grade History Contest at the City of Temecula Community Services Commission Meeting tonight! Congratulations to all who won and thank you to all who participated!

#TemeculaHistory #CommUNITYpride #LoveTemecula

This #WayBackWednesday is going back to a time where tractor races were held in Temecula! Local residents, Bob Morris an...
05/08/2019

This #WayBackWednesday is going back to a time where tractor races were held in Temecula! Local residents, Bob Morris and Tommy Hotchkiss, started the Temecula Tractor Races in 1977. This event, held near Diaz Rd., ran for 28 years!

#FunFact #TemeculaHistory #OldTownTemecula

#SlidingIntoTheWeekendLike #KoolKatThis weekend, come in and check out the new exhibit, "One Kool Kat: The Art of Don Ro...
04/27/2019

#SlidingIntoTheWeekendLike #KoolKat

This weekend, come in and check out the new exhibit, "One Kool Kat: The Art of Don Roth" now on display at the Temecula Valley Museum! As a bonus, the artist himself will be at the museum selling prints of his amazing artwork on Saturday!

04/20/2019
04/17/2019

The new exhibit "One Kool Kat: The Art of Don Roth" opens this Friday! Attend the artist reception on Friday, April 19th at 6:30pm to be among the first to see this new exhibit, meet the artist, and enjoy refreshments. #catlover #cats #catart #funnycats

Register for this free event here: https://bit.ly/2VbzVTa

Happy Monday, Temecula! It turns out the first round of #NameThatPlace was pretty easy. You sure know your historical bu...
04/15/2019

Happy Monday, Temecula! It turns out the first round of #NameThatPlace was pretty easy. You sure know your historical buildings! Here's another one that's a little more challenging - can you name that place?

#history #OldTownTemecula #TemeculaHistory

Calling all vendors! Sam Hicks Monument Park will transform into a shopper’s paradise on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 8:3...
04/12/2019

Calling all vendors! Sam Hicks Monument Park will transform into a shopper’s paradise on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Register to be vendor at this event and support your local history museum. For more information and to download an application, visit the link below or call 951-694-6450.

http://www.temeculavalleymuseum.org/museum-bazaar/

Join us THIS Saturday, April 13th from 11am to 1pm, as we celebrate the Netherlands during the Second Saturday program a...
04/08/2019

Join us THIS Saturday, April 13th from 11am to 1pm, as we celebrate the Netherlands during the Second Saturday program at the Temecula Valley Museum. In honor of the City of Temecula’s Sister City, Leidschendam-Voorburg in the Netherlands and the holiday "King's Day," enjoy refreshments, crafts and a special art lesson by Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Graphics.

The national holiday in the Kingdom of The Netherlands, King’s Day, occurs annually on April 27 and serves as the inspiration for this event. This holiday is held in honor of the king’s birthday and is celebrated throughout Holland with music, street parties, flea markets, fairs and the color orange. Orange is the traditional color of the Dutch royal family and is worn by all during the celebrations. In keeping with the tradition, the Temecula Valley Museum will have special orange-colored refreshments and decor.

Join us for free family fun!

The buildings in Temecula have so much history! Do you recognize this building? It is still in Temecula today!This pictu...
04/03/2019

The buildings in Temecula have so much history! Do you recognize this building? It is still in Temecula today!

This picture is of the Pujol School, built in 1887, in its original location near where the Temecula Valley Museum stands today in Sam Hicks Monument Park. This building was moved to 4th Street in 1915 and operated as "Mrs. Knott's Church." In 1985, the building was relocated to Santiago Road, in its present day location. Now, it has been restored and is operated as part of Reliance Church.

#waybackwednesday #oldtowntemecula #history

Tomorrow! Stop by the Temecula Valley Museum for a family-fun and free event from 11am to 1pm! In conjunction with the n...
03/29/2019

Tomorrow! Stop by the Temecula Valley Museum for a family-fun and free event from 11am to 1pm! In conjunction with the new exhibit "Inspired Excellence," enjoy a fun presentation and exciting experiments!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2HOrXJl

Hey, Temecula! How about a fun history game for your Monday afternoon? Name That Place! Can you name this historic build...
03/25/2019

Hey, Temecula! How about a fun history game for your Monday afternoon? Name That Place!

Can you name this historic building in Old Town Temecula?

#OldTownTemecula #HistoryTrivia #TemeculaHistory

Opening tomorrow! 'Inspired Excellence: The story of Marie Sklodowska Curie and Lise Meitner' reveals how these two wome...
03/21/2019

Opening tomorrow! 'Inspired Excellence: The story of Marie Sklodowska Curie and Lise Meitner' reveals how these two women scientists endured incredible challenges during an era when females were not welcome in the field of scientific discovery. Despite a lack of financial support, unsophisticated academic facilities, and little recognition of their endeavors, these leaders persevered and triumphed.

A special event, History Meets Science, will be held in conjunction with this exhibit on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Temecula Valley Museum. Inspired by two remarkable female scientists, Marie Curie and Lise Meitner, the event will feature a fun presentation and exciting experiments. Please sign up for this free event by visiting TemeculaCA.gov/Register

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28314 Mercedes St
Temecula, CA
92590

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
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) 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