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

To be a Docent in the Kern Valley Museum is not work, it is enjoyment!  Surrounded by interested and knowledgeable Docents and enthusiastic Visitors, the three-hour volunteer time once a month is over before you even know it has started. Many docents sign up for additional days because they enjoy the special privilege of representing the Kern Valley Museum to Visitors from around the world. (Not to mention the great selection of restaurants nearby!) 

However, here in this timeless valley, many Docents are also Vacationers themselves, and their schedules change.  This presents a big challenge to us, to keep the Museum fully staffed.  So if you are curious and interested, please, STOP BY, and see what your Museum has to offer you, and what you can do for your community.  

It can change your life.  And you as a Docent, can add enjoyment, knowledge and great memories to the lives of our Visitors!