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

February 2018
 
February 6th - Tuesday
10:00 AM - Field Trip - The New Forest Service Ranger Station - Kernville Rd - Reservations required. 
 
February 10th - Saturday
10:30 AM - Grand Opening Ceremony - Museum Annex, New Research Facility 
 
February 16th-19th - Whiskey Flat Days
  
February 16th - Friday
7:00 PM - Fund Raiser Movie, Border Patrol, and Wild West Country, part 3 preview - Kernville Elementary School.
 
February 17th - Saturday 
10:00 AM - Whiskey Flat Parade - Kernville
7:00 PM - Fund Raiser Movie, Roll on Texas Moon, and Wild West Country part 3 preview - Kernville Elementary School. 
                                                                                 
February 26th - Monday
10:30 AM - Educational Seminar - "The Other Music of Bakersfield", presented by J.R.(Randy) Fendrick - Museum Annex.
 
February 27th - Tuesday 
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex.  
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - US Forest Service Challenges presented by Al Watson - Senior Center, Lake Isabella

All February

  • Art Gallery - Reproduced limited Edition photos from archives. 
  • Display Cabinet - Michael Batelaan's Advertising Pin and Button Collection. 
 
 
January 2018
 
January 13th - Saturday
10:30 AM - Educational Seminar - The Battle Over Isabella Dam - Kathleen freeland - Museum Annex
 
January 16th - Tuesday
Field Trip - The New Forest Service Ranger Station - Kernville Rd - Meet 10 AM - Reservations required. 
                                                                                     
January 23rd - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - History & overview of Camp Erwin Owen presented by Robert Kilgore - Senior Center, Lake Isabella

All January

  • Art Gallery - Paintings by the dedicated volunteers of the Kern River Valley Art Association 
  • Display Cabinet - Michael Batelaan's Advertising Pin and Button Collection. 
 
 
December 2017
 
For the month of December, there is:
  • No field Trip
  • No Annex Education Seminar
  • No Board Meeting
  • No General Membership Meeting

All December

  • Art Gallery - Paintings by many dedicated volunteers - Reception at Museum - Sat Dec 2nd - 
  • 4-6:00 PM. 
  • Display Cabinet - Elinor Fahey's collection of festive handbags. 

Save the Date 

  • Saturday, January 13th - Kathleen Freeland - The Battle over Isabella Dam - 10:30 AM at Annex.
 
October 2017
 
October 8th - Sunday
1:00 PM - Pumpkin Patch Bunco - Museum Annex - Tickets, $20.
 
October 14th - Saturday
9:00 AM - Kernville River Run Raffle Ticket sale - Meet in front of Graham Truck.
 
4-6:00 PM - Artists Reception - "Blood & Bonds" - Museum Art Gallery. 
                                                                                      
October 18th - Wednesday
10:00 AM - Field Trip to the Rankin Ranch for lunch and History Sessions - Meet at the Senior Center parking lot, Isabella
 
October 21st - Saturday
10:00 AM - Education Seminar - Writing for Publication - by Kathleen Creighton-Fuchs - Museum Annex. 
 
October 24th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - USFS Ranger Phillip Desenze - Senior Center, Lake Isabella.   

All October

  • Art Gallery - "Blood & Bonds" - The works of multiple Artists and Writers. 
  • Display Cabinet - Gwen Jackson's extensive collection of vintage advertising tins. 
 
Save the Date 
  • Sunday, November 5th - Turkey Trot Home Tour - 11AM to 3PM start at the Annex.
  • Thursday, November 16th - 6PM to 9PM - Astronomy Night Field Trip - at the airport - Rich Burdge. 
 
 
September 2017
 
September 9th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artists Reception at the Museum - Michael Batelaan’s works in Photography and Raku
 
September 12th - Monday
1:30 PM - Education Program Planning Meeting - Museum Annex
                                                                                      
September 16th - Saturday
8:00 AM - Pride Day - Meet at the chamber of commerce building, Kernville