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Historical Content Presentations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.

February Presentation “Lucerne Valley a Town of Wild West Character(s)”



The Mohahve Historical Society (MHS) will feature author and historian, Millie Rader as their guest speaker on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Redeemer Church, 22434 Nisqually Road, Apple Valley, CA. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Millie Rader comes from a long line of Lucerne Valley residents. Her family has been active in the community since the early 1940’s. Millie began writing in high school when an English teacher taught her the love of journaling. In 1999 Millie began writing for The Lucerne Valley Leader. 

Several years ago Millie was asked by the local Economic Development Association to compile the history of Lucerne Valley.

Writing and publishing “Lucerne Valley a Town of Wild West Character(s)” took six years to complete from start to finish. Millie gives credit to: The Creator, Bill and Jan Lembright, Lorraine Cross, Allen Stanfield, Sam Clark, Barbara LaGrange and Donna Bytheway for inspiration and motivation to finish the book.