Second Saturday at Home

At the Temecula Valley Museum, we celebrate a different region or culture on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Since we’re all spending Saturdays (and every other day) at home, we’ve uploaded some of the fun things we’d planned to share!! Join us – virtually – and learn about the history and culture of you, or your neighbors!


In April, we celebrate the beautiful country of Thailand, located in Southeast Asia. On April 10th at 11 am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Thailand themed art! Zoom Codes: Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206 Password: 2ndsatart


Thailand Culture Facts                  Thailand Facts           Thawan Duchanee – Featured Artist         Flag Facts                              Land of Smiles                Floating Market

Floating Boat Craft                       Elephant Craft                  The Elephant                                      Thai Mango Sticky Rice         Spicy Thai Noodles

Virtual Tour                                  National Flower                                               











In March, we will celebrate the beautiful little island of Bali that is located in the heart of Indonesia. On March 13th at 11 am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Bali themed art! Zoom Codes: Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206 Password: 2ndsatart


Bali Culture Facts                  Bali Featured Artist      Bali Facts           Bali Flag Facts                   Bali Signature Flower      

National Bird of Bali                Balinese Mask Art         Balinese Fried Rice           Balinese Dessert        Virtual Tour

Balinese Shadow Puppets 










In February, we will learn how to live “Pura Vida” as we celebrate the culture and country of Costa Rica! On February 13th at 11am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Costa Rica themed art!  Zoom Codes:  Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206   Password: 2ndsatart 

Pura Vida                    Featured Artist         Oxcart Herding            Butterfly Art                   Toucan Art       

Virtual Tour                 National Bird           National Flower            Sweet Cake Recipe         Salsa Recipe 

Cultural Facts              Costa Rica Facts       Flag Facts  





Last February for Second Saturday, we were excited to participate with Temecula Chinese School on their New Years celebrations.  Of course, this year we cannot, but are happy to support our friends by posting the link to their online celebrations.  Click the red box for a link to a preview of beautiful cultural performances and information on the February 13th, 2021 celebration!






In December, we examined how our featured 2020 cultures celebrate Christmas!  Click below to learn about Christmas Around The World!  

Featured Countries and Regions                  Cultural Christmas Celebration Facts

Swirled Globe Ornament                              Chinese Lantern Ornament

Crema de Vie Christmas Cuban Eggnog      Kulkuls Indian Christmas Sweet Rolls

Christmas Traditions Worldwide                   Global Virtual Christmas Tour 



In November, we celebrated the country of Mexico and honor the beautiful tradition of Dia de los Muertos.  

Culture Facts                                 Mexico Facts                       Flag Facts

Dia de los Muertos                       Sugar Skull Mask                Paper Marigold Flower Craft

Pan de Muertos Recipe                Churros Recipe

Virtual Tour of Mexico City           Virtual Museums in Mexico





In October, we celebrated Germany with a Virtual Octoberfest.

Culture Facts            Germany Facts           Flag Facts

Windmill Village      Alpine Hat Craft

Pretzel Muffins        Gingerbread Hearts


Virtual Tour




In September, we virtually visited SCOTLAND!  

Start your vacation now by clicking the links below. No masks required!

Cultural Facts, History, Recipes and Crafts!

Traditional Scottish Tablet Recipe            Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Scotland Facts                                          The Thistle

Scotland Flag Facts                                   Scotland History & Culture Facts

Tartan Paper Weaving                               Scottie Dog Craft 

Tour of Blair Castle                                    Scottish Attractions

Historic Sites                                             Scotland Tours



Let’s go to Hawaii – virtually!  Since its challenging to actually go to Hawaii, we created some fun activities and found interesting information about the most beautiful state in our nation, so you can enjoy a bit of the Aloha Spirit from the comfort and safety of your home.  

Start your vacation now by clicking the links below.  No masks required!

Virtual Tours

Volcanos                                                    Hawaiian Dance                                               360 Tours

Virtual Tours (Adobe Flash required)       University of Hawai’i Museum Consortium

Cultural Facts, Activities and Recipes

Hawaii Culture                                         Hawaii Facts                                                     Hawaii Flag

Volcano At Home                                     Flower Lei Craft

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart               Pineapple Coconut Rice 



In July, we celebrated Australia.  Click links below for cultural facts, information, recipes, crafts, tours, and more celebrating “Down Under”!

Click to visit the National Museum of Australia from the comfort of your couch!

Learn about Aboriginal Art thanks to



Kangaroo Facts                 Koala Facts

Cultural Facts                   General Facts

Aboriginal Flag                National Flag

Sandpaper Craft               Boomerang Craft

Australian Lemon Curd Recipe     Lamington Sponge Cake  Virtual Australia


In June, we celebrated the Island of Jamaica, where everything is alright!  Enjoy these fun activities and free art lesson provided by Bigfoot Graphics.

Cultural Facts of Jamaica

Dyed Rice Jamaican Flag Craft

Jamaican Toto Cake Recipe 

Jamaican Word Scramble

Virtual Jamaica

Antique Jamaica Map Virtual Puzzle






In May, we celebrated the colorful Culture of Cuba! Enjoy these fun activities and free art lesson provided by Bigfoot Graphics!

Make Cuban Shortbread Cookies at Home
Cuban Parrot Facts
Click here to listen to Cuban Parrots
Make Your Own Maracas
Spend the Weekend In Havana!
Draw a Cuban Parrot! Click here for amazing tutorial by Bigfoot Graphics artist Tony Moramarco!


Bigfoot Graphics Free Art Lesson!



In April, we celebrated Vietnam. Enjoy making and coloring this Pop Up storybook with your family and learning about the food and traditions of Vietnam.

Vietnamese Culture Pop Up Craft
Vietnamese Facts and Food
Vietnamese Culture and Tradition






In March we celebrated India.  Click to learn to draw an Indian Elephant by art teacher and owner of Bigfoot Graphics, Tony Moramarco.


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