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See the Temecula Valley Museum in Temecula California

Learn about the history of Temecula

“The Temecula Valley Museum contains exhibits that represent life in the Temecula Valley through time and different cultures that influenced the development of the area. The main history exhibit, The Temecula Valley Story, displays handcrafted artifacts, cultural items, ranching and farming equipment, documents, photographs, and more. Exhibits depict key stories, including the Luiseño Indians, Mission San Luis Rey period, establishment of the ranchos, and transportation influences including the stagecoach and railroads.”

Jean Bethell Gardner

Jean and Erle Gardner 1964

See the exhibit: Erle Stanley Gardner: Perry Mason Author

“Erle Stanley Gardner lived in Temecula on his beloved Rancho del Paisano from 1937 until 1970. Gardner, famous for his Perry Mason mysteries, wrote 151 books that sold 325 million copies. His best selling works, the 82 Perry Mason mysteries, were adapted first for radio then became a popular TV series resulting in 271 episodes running from 1957 until 1966. The Temecula Valley Museum owns over 6,000 of his photographs and a vast collection of memorabilia. The permanent display features a reproduction of the Temecula office, a video, and select memorabilia.”

Also offered at the museum:

Children’s Touch History Exhibit

Special Collections

Changing exhibits

Culture Quest summer camp for kids

Museum Bazaar each summer

Walking Tours

Gift Shop

Traveling Exhibits

Guest Speakers

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