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

Upcoming Exhibits:

May—Automobile mascots


July—Mini oil lamps 


During April, sisters Eddi Looy and Martha Allington are sharing their family’s Delft collection and some interesting tidbits of their family history.  This is a fun display, complete with immigration information and how family names were “Americanized.”

The 2019 schedule is filling up!  We still need displays for September, October, November, and December.  If you have a collection to share, call Linda at (760) 417-2881.


Linda Thurm