Temecula Valley Museum bringing back in-person arts & culture programs throughout the summer

TEMECULA, Calif., ─ The Temecula Valley Museum recently announced they will once again be offering in-person cultural activities and programs, with a variety of exciting Arts, Culture & Entertainment programs and a fun line-up of activities for the whole family to enjoy planned for this summer.


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Second Saturday: A Cultural Celebration

Celebrate culture with Temecula’s Second Saturday program! On the second Saturday monthly, from 11:00am – 1:00pm, the City will be honoring a different culture with food, entertainment, crafts, activities, and a free art lesson with City of Temecula Instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes.

JUL 10, 2021 CANADA

Come out and celebrate Canada while enjoying candies featured from Canada and making your own Mountie hat with the backdrop of a photo wall featuring the beautiful Banff National Park. You can also see a beaver craft celebrating the national animal of Canada while enjoying live music and a free art-lesson inspired by famous Canadian artist, Jean Paul Riopelle.

AUG 8, 2021 SPAIN

Enjoy tastes of Spanish food, a dancing doll craft and live music in the style of Spanish guitar. You can also strike a pose with a bullring photo backdrop and take a free art-lesson inspired by world-renowned Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso.

Art in the Park

The Temecula Valley Museum is excited to introduce Art in the Park! This new program inspires guests to the Temecula Valley Museum and Sam Hicks Monument Park to get in touch with their creative side! On select dates throughout July and August, staff will be outside of the museum with a free art project featuring the history and culture of Temecula Valley!

See below for dates and projects:

  • JUL 17 Horse Hitching AUG 7 Hot Air Balloon
  • JUL 24 Cowboy Boot AUG 14 Cubist Portrait/Dancing Doll
  • JUL 31 California Poppies AUG 21 Cattle Driving
  • AUG 28 Grizzly Bear

“The programs offered by the Temecula Valley Museum are educational, enlightening, and designed to reflect the rich cultural diversity of our growing community,” Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards states. “We are very proud to share these accessible programs with our residents and visitors.”

Temecula City Council Member and Community Services District President Zak Schwank adds, “We are very fortunate to have a museum to create programming that embraces diversity and celebrates contemporary life in Temecula. We hope to see you at the Museum!”

For more information, please visit TemeculaValleyMuseum.org or call (951) 694-6450.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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