Non-Profit Spotlight: Murrieta Valley Historical Society

Our community is full of incredible people and organizations, out making a difference for others! In this month’s Non-Profit Spotlight we’d like to recognize the Murrieta Valley Historical Society (MVHS)!

The Murrieta Valley Historical Society was formed in 2016 by a small group of residents who had a long-time interest in local history. For years, they had lobbied the city to recognize and preserve elements of Murrieta’s historic past and to create a Murrieta museum. While the city developed a long-term plan for a history park, it had no funds available to develop the park and build and operate a museum. With historical aspects disappearing as development continued to grow in the area, the residents decided to formally organize and to request use of a city-owned historic structure as an interim museum.

Initially, MVHS’ goals were to preserve and educate, bringing attention to the community’s historic features, seek to preserve them, and to create a place where assets could be collected, preserved and viewed.

MVHS primarily offers a connection to the area’s past. They were successful in gaining collaboration with the city to do achieve their goals. The city leased the small, almost 100-year-old “Hunt House” that sits between the city’s community center and a Little League baseball field that the society then developed into Murrieta’s first museum, which opened in 2019. This is an educational resource for all to use. Managed, funded and staffed entirely by volunteers, the museum was open one day a week for visits and on special occasions for tours, chiefly by third graders who are studying local history. The society developed a curriculum for use by local teachers.

For the month of April 2021 Stromsoe Insurance will donate $21 to Murrieta Valley Historical Society for every referral that comes to our team!

Learn More about The 2021 Vision Referral Rewards Program HERE…

stromsoe-insurance-agency-murrierta-valley-historical-society-non-profit-spotlight

The virus has substantially affected the society by forcing them to close the museum for the time being, restricting the public education it provides, and has caused a community program series to be suspended. Since third graders can’t currently visit the museum, they are working to transform the museum into a virtual visit. Eventually, that video will also be available on their website for viewing by anyone.

Murrieta Valley Historical Society is a membership society that relies solely on memberships, donations and grants to survive. Modestly-priced memberships can be acquired online, and donations are always appreciated. They also welcome volunteers to help run the museum and aid in fundraising efforts.

To get in contact with MVHS, send them an email, give them a call at (951)387-4862 or write them: Murrieta Valley Historical Society; P.O. Box 1341; Murrieta, CA 92564

To reach the Museum Director for information, or to make an appointment for a group tour, call Annette Jennings at (951)757-4123

If you would like to help support the Murrieta Valley Historical Society, please engage with them on Facebook or Instagram.

For the month of April 2021 Stromsoe Insurance will donate $21 to Murrieta Valley Historical Society for every referral that comes to our team!

Learn More about The 2021 Vision Referral Rewards Program HERE…

Would you like to learn more about how we can help protect your non-profit , call your Stromsoe Insurance Total Protection Team at (951) 600-5751 or email insure@siaonline.com today!

Comments are closed.