The Temecula Valley Museum has designed a special exhibit on display in the museum’s Rotunda Gallery to honor the life and legacy of Jimmy and Peg Moore. These two dedicated public servants were instrumental in the creation and evolution of the City of Temecula, having served as President and Secretary of the City Incorporation Committee – a body organized in the mid-1980s to evaluate and fundraise for necessary studies and application process, including garnering support from the citizens.
This new exhibit showcases their personal artifacts and memorabilia while examining their contributions both collectively and separately to the formation of Temecula. The museum honors their selfless work to improve the City since incorporation.
As the result of their involvement on the City Incorporation Committee, and due to their ongoing dedication and commitment to the community, the couple was fondly referred to as: Mr. & Mrs. Temecula. They both earned reputations as dedicated public servants, each serving on City Council, Boards, and Associations too numerous to list. The Moores attended many City events, classes, performances, and ceremonies celebrating more than 61 years of marriage. Jimmy Moore passed away in 2016, and Peg passed in 2022.
City of Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn states, “The City of Temecula offers gratitude to the Moore Family for their decades of commitment to the incorporation, oversight, and development of our beloved City. They worked time and again to ensure that Temecula lived up to its full potential. We are all indebted to Jimmy and Peg Moore for their benevolence and selfless efforts in nurturing this beautiful place we are fortunate enough to call our home.”
Temecula’s City Manager Aaron Adams agrees adding, “In my long association with the Moore Family, I came to understand the depth of their love for Temecula. For many of us, they were great friends and mentors. Rarely does a City Manager get the opportunity to not only meet the City’s Founders but also work closely together for the betterment of the community. I was truly blessed to know the Moore Family. On behalf of the City, we are honored and pleased to be able to memorialize their impact and legacy with this special exhibit at the Temecula Valley Museum.”
This original exhibit will be on display through July 23, 2022. For more information, please visit TemeculaValleyMuseum.org, or call (951) 694-6450.