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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mohahve Historical Society (MHS) will feature author and filmmaker, Michael L. Behrman as their guest speaker on Thursday June 25 instead of March 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Redeemer Church, 22434 Nisqually Road, Apple Valley, CA. Meetings are free and open to the public.