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.

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Our last field trip to Hanning Flat was a great success ~ we had the best turn out ever, over 40 people and probably over 20 cars. A picture is worth of 1000 words so please check out the pictures on our Facebook page ~ “Kern Valley Museum”.

In our last Saddlebag I threatened that our December field trip would be on December 15th, Wednesday night, to the Holiday Lights at C.A.L.M. I have confirmed that they will be having the Holiday Lights and they're going to run it like they did last year ~ it's going to be a drive-through event.

I'm hoping that our members can meet at Tony's Firehouse Pizza on Hwy 178 at 5:00 PM for dinner, then after dinner we would go to the respective cars were going to ride in and proceed to CALM. If you don't want to come to dinner it will be the only chance really to socialize with any of our members. CALM opens the gates at 5:30. Admission is $30 a car. They recommend that you buy your tickets in advance online. Go to to buy the $30 tickets. They might charge $40 a car at the gate.

Hope to see you for dinner. The address for Tony's Firehouse is 10701 CA-178, Bakersfield, CA.

Please let me know if you're coming. Call me if you have any questions: Hal Chiprin 805-746-3472.

I'm not planning any field trips for January 2022. We might have a special trip to Beatty, Nevada at the end of February. It will be announced in January"s Saddlebag.

  • Hal Chiprin, Programs Coordinator