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.

What's Happening

Showing in the Kernville Museum gallery from the 2nd to the 23rd of June, 2019 is the scratchboard art of Kelly Pankey.  In this show titled ” Where I Live” Kelly will be displaying work she has recently created, highlighting particular people, animals, places and things with which she has interacted, and which are symbolic of her life in the Kern River Valley.

Kelly's work does not feature local man-made landmarks, but scenes that are mostly natural.  Seemingly common objects evoke memories of sublime moments Kelly has spent alone, or with friends and family here in the Kern River Valley.