A Few Things About The Mohahve Historical Society

Local History Room


MHS maintains a large archive of local history which is located in the "Local History Room" at the Victor Valley College Library in Victorville. The archives are available for research by appointment.

Historical Content Presentations


We strive to get interesting speakers for our regular meetings. Subjects vary but we try to focus the topics on historical subjects concerning the Mojave Desert and adjacent areas.  



We have a variety of books for sale, including the Mohahve Series, of which History of Victor Valley by Dr. Edward Leo Lyman is the most noted. There are also books authored by some of our members.

Guest Speakers


Each month we invite a different guest speaker to deliver a lecture at our general meeting. Past speakers have included experts on topics such as Mitchell Caverns, the Mojave National Preserve, the saga of Willie Boy, Wildland Fires, Movie Making in the Victor Valley, Big Horn Sheep, and the Mojave River as a Natural Resource, among countless other subjects.

Please click the link below to find out more about our distinguished speakers and their fascinating topics.

Photo Collection

Seventh Street, Victorville.
MHS/VVC/LHC archives.

Our photo collection has been moved to the Victor Valley College Library's Local History Room, which is maintained by volunteers from the Mohahve Historical Society. 

The collection contains many old photos of the local Mojave Desert area that have been donated by longtime residents or their families.

With the move completed, the photos are now available for public viewing and reference work by appointment during normal operating hours. 

Call VVC Librarian Leslie Huiner at  (760) 245-4271, extension 2262 to make an appointment.

October Presentation Taking Advantage of Local Historical Points of Interest


 The Mohahve Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Thurs.  Oct. 24 at 7:00 P.M. at the Redeemer Church in Apple Valley. Members  and visitors are welcome to arrive at 6:30 so the meeting can start  promptly at 7:00. The program, presented by Marcy Taylor of the Apple  Valley Legacy Museum, will highlight area museums, some large, others  smaller and not as well-known, as well as walking tours and driving  tours. Cities and towns included are Victorville, Apple Valley,  Hesperia, Lucerne Valley, Barstow, Wrightwood, and for the more  adventurous, Rim of the World, Trona, and parts of Route 66. Brochures  and maps will  be included in a "goody bag." Volunteers from other area  museums will be on hand to give short promotions. Who says there's  nothing to do around here? Following the presentation, there will be  time for questions, socializing, refreshments, and to look at displays.  Visitors and new members are always welcome. Hope to see you there.