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February 2024 Meeting

February 2024 Meeting

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 @ 1pm Join us to learn more about one of our oldest collections The Alfred Sotello Collection Currently housed at the Lake Elsinore Historical Society Museum (See address below) Speaker: Pat Jennings Board Member of the Murrieta Valley...

January 2024 Meeting

January 2024 Meeting

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 @ 1pm Come join us for our January Meeting and help celebrate the New Year with us! Download the flyer...

March Ruth Atkins Speaker Series Event

March Ruth Atkins Speaker Series Event

Lake Elsinore Historical Society Presents The Second Ruth Atkins Speaker Series Event Guest Speaker Erin Simon, Operations Manager, Disney's Circle D Ranch Topic: Ms. Simon's discussion will center on her work as Operations Manager inside Disney's Circle D Ranch  

Ruth Atkins Speaker Series Event

Ruth Atkins Speaker Series Event

Lake Elsinore Historical Society Presents The First Ruth Atkins Speaker Series Event Guest Speaker Dr. Luke A. Nichter Professor of History James H. Cavanaugh Endowed Chair in Presidential Studies Chapman University Topic: Dr. Nichter's discussion will center on...

Tom Franson Passes

Tom Franson Passes

Arthur Thomas Franson March 4, 1928 - January 5, 2023 Lake Elsinore Historical Society is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our own. Tom Franson passed away January 5, 2023. We send our deepest regrets to his wife Donna and his family. Tom was married to...

Ruth Atkins Passes

Ruth Atkins Passes

Ruth Atkins, our President Emeritus, and 2022 Woman of the Year, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, December 2, 2022. After moving to Lake Elsinore in the late 1980’s Ruth quickly became involved with building up the city. Active in the Lake Elsinore...

Jack Golden Passes

Jack Golden Passes

It is with sadness that I have to tell you that we have lost one of our favorite members and friends. Jack Golden passed away on 8/14/22. He was a treasure and an active member of the society until several years ago. We have missed his smile and his sense of humor....

Woman of the Year Ruth Atkins

Woman of the Year Ruth Atkins

Some exciting news! Ruth Atkins, our President Emeritus, has been chosen as the 2022 Woman of the Year honoree for this District by the California Assembly. The event is hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus which encourages each California Assembly...

Super Bloom

Super Bloom

The Poppy bloom in 2019 was spectacular! Lake Elsinore’s Walker Canyon is the site of the massive California poppy super bloom that drew hundreds of thousands of visitors. Long-time residents cannot remember such a gorgeous view in our community during the past 25...

Private Tours

Private Tours

Museum tours for students, boy scouts, girl scouts, cub scouts and special groups are available. Please call 951-579-4952 to make arrangements.