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


** NOTICE **




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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Shopping for Christmas?  We have our 2022 Historical Society Calendars. There are old photos of the area. Buy one and give another as a gift. I only ordered 30 so hurry in for your copy and support the museum. We have wonderful gift ideas with many interesting books of the area and a whole group of new books from Mountain Press of Montana. We have puzzles, and do not forget the Leaning Tree Cards are 50 % off. Come to shop and support the Museum!

Half-Price End of Holiday Sale! Dec. 23, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022.  Come by the Museum and Check Out What Has Been Marked Down. 

     – JoAnn Johnson, Director/Country Store