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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We had such a great Whiskey Flat Days!  We had a temporary display of costumes over the decades.  We had Ardis and Gayle Walker’s costumes from 1957, Julie Rodriguez’s and Martha Looy Allington’s costumes from 1963, Gertude Suhre’s costume from 1972, “Dufus” Glegg’s costume from the 1980s, and Mike and Erin Woodward’s costumes from the 1980’s. These costumes were great fun!

Our team at the Annex is still pluggin’ away organizing the items from Ardis Walker, Bob Powers, and now Ken Wortley.  We’d like to welcome Terri Gallion, Kathleen Creighton- Fuchs, and Bill Best to the team!  We may get this done yet!!  In the meantime, we are still getting some interesting researchers requesting information and materials.  One of the researchers came from as far away as Alaska!

     – Dianna Anderson, Curator