Temecula Valley Historical Society to present history program – Valley News

Gerry Nicholas will present Samuel “OT” Hackett live at the Little Temecula History Center, Jan. 22. Courtesy photo

TEMECULA – Gerry Nicholas will present Samuel “O.T.” Hackett in person for the Temecula Valley Historical Society, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Little Temecula History Center at the corner of Wolf Store Road and Redhawk Parkway.

Hackett, a colorful person full of tales of his travels, drove the mail stage from San Diego to Temecula three times a week from 1878 until he retired in 1886. During his first five years on the job, he spent the night in a hotel room at the Wolf Store, which is still standing as at Vail Headquarters.

Nicholas, a retired teacher and former docent for the State Parks of California, has a thoughtful regard for the past and brings stories to life with his wit and humor. Visitors may attend this event free of charge and are welcome to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a social time and light refreshments.

For more information, contact Rebecca Farnbach at (951) 775-6057.

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