Reche School House


The Avocado Belles Chapter of the Red Hat Ladies Society held their annual Christmas Party Luncheon at the Reche Schoolhouse on Wednesday, December 13th. Led by Queen Mum Beverly Griffith, the chapter has 19 members, each Queens in their own right as each is Queen of something — usually relating to a hobby, pet, or collection, etc.

Marianne Dickey, Queen of Witches, was hostess for the party and selected the Reche Schoolhouse as the venue to showcase this incredible historic treasure in Fallbrook. Together with Tom Frew, Board Member and Docent of the Fallbrook Historical Society, a brief history of the schoolhouse was given and the ladies enjoyed a tour and visiting the historic displays. Faro Trupiano, a well-known supporter of the Historical Society, catered the delicious Italian lunch. In addition to a drawing for the centerpieces, a fun gift exchange game was played with everyone receiving delightful Christmas decor or bling to enhance their next Red Hat Ladies ensemble. Queen of Quilts, Betsy Shirkey, and Joye Socha, Queen of Snowmen, provided the traditional boxes of See’s Candy to share for their December birthdays.

Avocado Belles Red Hat Ladies at Reche Schoolhouse luncheon

The Reche Schoolhouse is located at 1319 S. Live Oak Park Rd. and is available for
rental for events, meetings, etc. Call 760-723-4125 for more information.

The Reche Schoolhouse was maintained by the Reche Club from 1934 until January 2016 when the Fallbrook Historical Society assumed the responsibility for its preservation, and for educating the public about its rich history. On September 17, 2016, after spending $35,000 in grant funded renovation, Fallbrook’s historic 1896 Reche Schoolhouse celebrated its grand re-opening.  The Fallbrook Historical Society helped bring community members together to celebrate the renewal and commemoration of this historic, one-room schoolhouse.

The Reche Schoolhouse is one of the oldest buildings in Fallbrook and the first school ever built in the community. From the wooden floors, to the chalkboards on the wall, visitors get a taste of how Reche Schoolhouse got started.

The school is a major part of Fallbrook’s history.


Reche Schoolhouse, 1319 S. Live Oak Park Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028