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

I want to begin by thanking you for your patience! Those of you whom have been to the museum lately have seen a bit of a mess with the changes to displays. This whole process has taken longer than I anticipated! I think we’re finally making headway.

The glass for the gun case should be here about the time you get your Saddlebag. Once that’s in place, I can begin loading that back up.

Ron Has just finished building a beautiful new oak kiosk to put the Edison pictures on. We will probably have to scan the old pictures, possibly reduce them in size, and get them mounted on the kiosk. I think that’ll look great!

Also, just before you get your newsletter, John Newman will be getting started setting up the new Forest Service display. He has done such a good job of collecting some pretty interesting artifacts about the communications between the old rangers’ cabins. I think you’ll love it!

Again, I’d like to thank you for your patience. I hope you like the new changes. There will be more to come!

Dianna Anderson