Southern Trails Chapter 2022 Spring Symposium

historic black and white photo of a wagon train

in Temecula, California

Symposium Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 15

April 25th – 27th

Learn More & Register Here

Gain in-depth knowledge of the history of Temecula, and all the trails that traveled through this area. We have a variety of events! Join like minded individuals as we explore the area together.

Welcome Event

A welcome event is planned at the historical Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church Chapel of Memories located in the Sam Hicks Monument Park next to the Temecula Valley Museum.

We will have private access to the museum and the displays as part of our event.

Walking Tours of Old Town Temecula will be led by a guide as well as self-guided walking tour maps are available.

Historic Road Rally

This is an exciting event driving your own car on a pre-planned route with historical stops and knowledgeable leaders. It will be a fun day starting at 9am when we meet for an orientation at the Little Temecula History Museum Red Barn and return to Temecula in the late afternoon.

We will be making stops along the way that include some walking on easy paths. Click Details for more information.

History Center Tour

The Vail Headquarters and the Little Temecula History Museum will offer an exciting day with speakers in the morning in the Museum, lunch at the Vail Headquarters as well as a tour, displays and education as we turn back the clock to the 1800’s!

Local experts will share some of the history of Riverside County as we look back through time. We’ll share important facts and stories along with the chance to interact with the authors of a variety of books on the topics. Then we’ll enjoy Vail Ranch Headquarters for the afternoon. Learn more about that exciting facility on their website at