The Kern River Valley Historical Society is celebrating over 50 years of operation! Our mission is to preserve and communicate the rich and colorful history of this region. The Kern Valley Museum in downtown Kernville, next to the Post Office, welcomes visitors to explore our rich history.

Location

49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

(760) 376-6683

 

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THE MUSEUM AND ANNEX ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED THROUGH THE END OF APRIL DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS SITUATION.

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USUAL HOURS (WHEN THE MUSEUM REOPENS):
10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are regularly closed:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Admission is Free

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What's Happening in APRIL 2020 - Please see CALENDAR

The year 2020, has been a difficult year. It has been a chore staying at home, taking precautions and not seeing family and friends. We have remained closed at the museum and only have had one board meeting since March. This could have been a problem for most organizations, but not for us. We have great BOARD MEMBERS and DOCENTS that are always ready to be there when needed! We remain closed, but you will be pleased with all the progress that members of the board are working hard on in the exhibit areas inside the museum.

New vaccines allow us to look forward to 2021. With new life saving vaccines and masks, it should allow the world and the Kern River Valley to return to normal. I look froward to the day when we can reopen and enjoy our visitors.

The fund-raising efforts this past year have been remarkable. We held the drawing for the quilt [see article lower right] donated by the Dam Quilters. We thank them, as well as, Cheryl Borthick and her staff at Cheryl’s Dinner for their contributions.

Notice the THANK YOU banner, hanging on the front of the museum, thanking the community for its support. The banner was donated by a board member.

The election for board members was held. Most of the board will be continuing in 2021. I have appointed Steve Passarelli to serve as V. P. of Education. There is still an opening for a Recording Secretary. This is a great opportunity for service to the Historical Society and joining with a great group of board members. Please call me.

It is time to renew our KRVHS memberships. Membership fees are how we develop a budget and pay our expenses.

 

In closing, I hope you had a great holiday and look forward to a better 2021. I hope I can see you around the museum as soon as we are able to reopen.

 

Happy New Year!!!!! Erie