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

Another productive Board Meeting was held on March 22nd.  We discussed the ways we could get the Historical Society back to pre- Covid activities.

We've already had several field trips, all Covid safe.  Part Two of the South Fork field trip led by Kathleen Creighton-Fuchs is scheduled for April 9.  More are in the planning stages.  Several weeks ago we had a program presented by Chuck and Tami Barbee about old Kernville.  If you've ever seen one of their programs, it's fascinating.  And if you missed it, sorry, you missed a good one! 

We are also working on History Day, after a two year hiatus.  Then Tails From the Trails is in the works.  Also working on resuming our monthly General Membership meetings with speakers at the Senior Center.  Your Historical Society is in near full-swing.

You may have seen some new landscaping going in at the Museum, thanks to Terri Gallion and Eddy Looy, with native plants.  (The rose bushes found new homes.) 

Some have asked why we are still requiring docents and visitors to wear masks in spite of California's lifting of the mask mandate.  Because our docents and many of our visitors are of the age and health conditions where it is still advisable to wear them.  So for now, please wear your mask and ensure that our visitors do the same.

And now I ask for your help . . . again.  Yes, I'm sounding like a broken record.  We need your physical and financial help to keep the Society running.  We also have four open Board positions:  Recording Secretary, Docent Chairperson, Insurance Chair, and Social Chair.  These positions do not require a lot of time or effort.  But we NEED your help.  If you can help, please leave a message at the Museum and  one of us will return your call. 

Hope to see you around town or the Museum.

                             – Linda Kubisiak, President