Early Ford V-8 Club of America – Temecula Chapter tours the Fallbrook Historical Society
On Thursday, the 15th of February, the “Flat-head V8 Ford” club of Temecula enjoyed a private tour of the Fallbrook Historical Society for their monthly club “road-trip”. Organized by Jay Harris, a Fallbrook resident and club member, a caravan of 10 classic vintage “muscle cars” traveled down through De Luz and Fallbrook to begin their tour with the Society’s historic Reche Schoolhouse, before motoring over to take in the attractions of the Fallbrook Heritage Center. Club members were greeted by docents at both locations, and were delighted with the historic facilities and many interesting artifacts before heading off to lunch in Bonsall.
The Fallbrook Historical Society (FHS) received its Charter, approval of exemption as a Non-Profit Corporation and Articles of Incorporation on August 9, 1976. The first general meeting of the FHS was called to order by George Kelsey in the Fallbrook High School Cafeteria on April 4, 1977. The current location of the museum and Pittenger House, were purchased in 1981. Construction of the “Barn” began on June 3, 2006, culminating with the “Barn” being formally dedicated and named the Donald J. Rivers Interpretive Center on October 9, 2011.
On June 3rd, 2017, the Historical Society’s main Rocky Crest campus, comprising The Museum, The Pittenger House and “The Barn”, was officially renamed “The Fallbrook Heritage Center” with the approval of the Society’s General Membership.