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.


49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

(760) 376-6683


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10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are closed on these Holidays:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Admission is Free

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What's Happening

The Board is doing important work on behalf of the members of the Historical Society. We met and discussed many items at the meeting on the 26th of October:

• It was decided to table any action on the proposed rewritten policy and procedures that deal with the Finance Committee and Investment Policy. Gene Verbeet will chair the committee that will review and update the Policy and Procedures of the Historical Society.

• The board received a written recommendation from the Finance Committee for one $500.00 donation, and another $500.00 donation to be considered in six months, to the One Spade Youth Packers. The Board approved the donation.

• Ron Anderson gave a report from the nomination committee. The voting will again be by mail. Please take the opportunity to be a part of the election process [see page 4].

• The Board determined that for now all activities of the Historical Society will be guided by the current conditions relating to COVID. No indoor activities will take place. Outdoor field trips will be scheduled, but there will be no ride sharing with members outside of the car driver’s family. Hopefully, later in the Spring of next year, Educational Classes in the Pack Station, can be arranged.

• Mark your calendar for the Installation of Officers and Directors [see page 2 for details].

• The November Board meeting will be on November 16th so as not to conflict with Thanksgiving plans for members.

• The Historical Society has had a request to restart the Memorial Bricks Program. We are now able to order bricks. John Newman and Roy Fluhart will begin planning where and how new bricks could be displayed.

If I do not see you prior to Thanksgiving, please be safe on the road if you’re traveling and if you are staying home be safe from the virus. Please enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday. I hope to see you around the museum.

       –  Erie Johnson, President