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.

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By donating, you will be helping the largest rural historical society in California. 


Use this opportunity to help the Historical Society maintain and preserve the rich and colorful history of this region for residents and visitors. The cost of operating the Society and Museum is paid for by donations and memberships.  

The Kern River Valley Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes.  

The Historical Society Tax ID# is: 95-3702689

When you click the Donate button below, you will be taken to a PayPal web site, and can pay using credit cards or a PayPal account. Just click on the big gray numbers and enter the amount you want to donate ...



You can also donate by checks payable to

    KRV Historical Society

and mail checks to

    KRV Historical Society
    P.O. Box 651
    Kernville CA 93238