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


** NOTICE **




10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are closed on these Holidays:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Admission is Free

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What's Happening

The 1925 Graham Truck spent it's entire life in this Valley. It was given to us as a well used, rather seedy looking truck and was restored at Camp Owen Boys Camp.  It is featured in our Whiskey Flats and Christmas Parades as well as local functions.  The truck is started once a week by hand crank and normally starts on the 1st or 2nd crank.  No one has broken an arm yet.