The Kern River Valley Historical Society has been in operation for over 40 years. Our mission is to preserve and communicate the rich and colorful history of this region. To achieve these goals we have established the Kern Valley Museum in downtown Kernville next to the Post Office.
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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
 
September 19th - Tuesday
12:00 PM - Field Trip - Taj Mahal Restaurant at 5416 California Avenue in Bakersfield. Contributions of immigrants from India.
 
September 20th - Wednesday
7:30 PM - Movie Under the Stars - Western Justice starring Hoot Gibson
 
September 26th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Glenda Rankin will present a program on the Kern County CattleWomen. Senior Center, Lake Isabella.    
 

All September

  • Art Gallery - Michael Batelaan's works in Photography and Raku. 
  • Display Cabinet - Joanne Johnson’s extensive collection of vintage green handled kitchen collectibles.
 
Save the Date and Make Your Reservation:
  • Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 - Trip to Rankin Ranch - Lunch and History Session
 
 
August 2017
 
 
August 5th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artists Reception at the Museum - Honoring Hazel Bolyard and Frances Good, who are the mothers of Ron Bolyard and John Good.  Frances excelled in pastel; Hazel, in oil paints. 
                                                                                      
August 9th - Wednesday
8:20 PM - Movie Under the Stars - The Defiant Ones, 1958, starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier.  At the museum Pack-Station.
 
August 22nd - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
6:00 PM - Annual Pot-luck- Bring potluck dish for 8-10 people, serving utensil, your own place setting.  Water, tea, & ice is provided.      
 
All August
  • Art Gallery - The paintings of Hazel Bolyard and Frances Good - Artist's reception, Sat Aug 5th, 4-6 PM. 
  • Display Cabinet -  Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder, Frances Landsaw and Ladies of the Red Bandanas. 
  • Summer raffle - Please return your raffle tickets.  Raffle ends Sept 4th. 

Save the Dates:

Sept 19th - Tuesday - Field Trip

Taj Mahal Restaurant - Bakersfield.  Reservations required.  See your Saddlebag for details.

Oct 18th - Wednesday - Field Trip

Rankin Ranch - Lunch

Dec 4th - Monday - Installation Luncheon

1:00 PM - Ewings

 

 
 
JULY 2017
 
 
July 8th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artists Reception at the Museum - Iva Cross Fendrick, Watercolors with pen & ink -  Randy Fenwick, Iva's husband will be giving a book signing of his recently printed book, The Other Music of Bakersfield.  Come to meet these two artistic people. 
                                                                                      
July 10th - Monday
7:00 PM - Educational Seminar - California Women's Sufferage - Ann Weiderrecht - Museum Annex
 
July 18th - Tuesday
1:00 AM - Ice -cream Social - Greenhorn Mtn - Come earlier & bring your lunch. 
 
July 19th - Wednesday
18:20 PM - Movie Under The Stars - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Museum Pack-Station.
 
July 25th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Reid Hopkins and the One Spade Youth Packers - Rodeo grounds in Kernville - Bring your picnic basket with your favorite things to eat.  Free refreshments.  All welcome. Gates open at 5:30 - Program starts at 7:00 PM.    
 
All July
  • Art Gallery - The Watercolors of Iva Cross Fendrick - Artist's reception, Sat July 8th, 4-6 PM. 
  • Display Cabinet -  Rebecca Gidden's Athens Olympic Collection. 
  • Summer Raffle Tickets - At the Museum. 
 
JUNE 2017
 
June 4th - Sunday
6:00 PM - 50th-Year Celebration - Masonic Hall - Kernville
 
June 6th - Tuesday
11:00 AM - Educational Seminar - Law and Disorder - Jane Hotchkiss-Price - Museum Annex.
 
June 10th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artists Reception at the Museum - Susan Neves, Landscape Photographer.
 
June 14th - Wednesday
18:20 PM - Movie Under The Stars - StageCoach (1939) - Starring John Wayne - Museum Pack- Station.
 
June 27th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - will feature Nadia Lane - Horse Rescue - Senior Center, Lake Isabella - Public is invited.
 
All June
  • Art Gallery - This month’s exhibit highlights Susan Neves landscape works in Photography.  Artist's reception, Sat June 10th, 4-6pm - Museum. 
  • Display Cabinet -  Lois & Don Chapman's display of Cups and Saucers. 
 
MAY 2017
 
May 2nd - Tuesday
7:00PM - Educational Seminar - Native Americans in Ca and local area, before the arrival of Europeans - Ellen Miller - Museum Annex.
 
May 6th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artists Reception at the Museum.

May 9th - Tuesday

7:00PM - Educational Seminar - Native Americans in Ca and local area, after the arrival of Europeans - Ellen Miller - Museum Annex.

May 10th - Wednesday
8:00 AM - Field Trip - Tehachapi Wind Reserve -This trip has been cancelled. 
 
May 20th & 21st - Saturday & Sunday
9:00AM-5:00PM - History days at the Museum and Annex -
 
May 23rd - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - will feature Josh Cain from the Kern Valley Sheriff's Activities League (SAL) - Senior Center, Lake Isabella - Public is invited.
 
All May
  • ART GALLERY -  Carol Wermuth and Friends - Nuui Cunni oil paintings.  
  • DISPLAY CABINET -  JoAnne Johnson's baskets. 
  • Annual membership renewals are over due. 

Save the Date

June 4th - Sunday

6:00 PM - 50th Birthday Dinner Celebration of KRV Historical Society - Masonic Lodge, Kernville 

June 6th - Tuesday

11:00AM - Seminar - "Law & Disorder" 1866-1915.” - Presented by Kern County Historical Society Vice President, Jayne Hotchkiss-Price - Reservations required. 

 
April 2017
 
April 4th - Tuesday
10:00AM - Annex Volunteer Meeting - Let's get the ball rolling on organizing the Annex. 
 
April 10th - Monday
8:00 AM - Field Trip - "Meandering Monday's" Wildflower Tour with Ali Sheehey
 
April 18th - Tuesday
9:00AM - Meet at Museum - Field Trip - Kern County Museum and the Haggard Boxcar House.
 
April 19th - Wednesday
1:00PM -  ANNEX EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR  - Alan Garfinkel Gold will teach us about local rock art and the presence of our local Tubatulabal tribe over the last 2500 years.   
 
April 25th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - will feature the Buffalo Man, Rod Blakenship - Senior Center, Lake Isabella - Public is invited.
 
All April
  • ART GALLERY -  Helen Smoot and Friends, ceramics. 
  • DISPLAY CABINET -  Rod Middleworth's crazy cups. 
  • Annual membership renewals are due. 

Save the Date

May 2nd & May 9th - Tuesday

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM - Education Classes at the Annex - Presented by Ellen Miller - California Native American History.

May 20th & 21st - Saturday & Sunday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - History Days at the Museum and the Annex. 

June 4th - Sunday

50th Anniversary Celebration

 
March 2017
 
March 11th - Saturday
10AM to Noon - Preservation Class - Chris Livingston - The basics of preserving and archiving photos, collections and documents.
 
March 18th - Saturday
1:00 PM - Field Trip - Hot Springs Wetlands Preserve.
 
March 19th - Sunday
2:00 PM - Bunco Party Fund Raiser - Museum Annex - $20 donation - Buy tickets in advance - Call or text JoAnne Johnson. 
 
March 28th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Guest speaker, Dianna Anderson will talk about the history of the Historical Society - Senior Center, Lake Isabella - Public is invited.
 
All February
  • ART GALLERY -  The Ardis and Gayle Walker art collection.  
  • DISPLAY CABINET - John Dodd's memorabilia of the Seoul Olympics.
  • Annual membership renewals are due. 
 
 
February 2017
 
February 11th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception - The Walker Collection - It's been hidden away for years - Now is the time to see it.  
 
February 17th to 20th - Fri - Mon
Ride in the parade, help with our booth, and generally have a great time.
 
February 22nd - Wednesday
10:00 AM - Meet at Senior Center, Bakersfield - Trip to Rio Bravo Ranch, Bakersfield - 11AM guest speaker; learn history of oranges and olives - followed by lunch, Coseree's Deli.  Reservations a must. Call or text JoAnne Johnson. 
 
February 28th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Guest speaker, Al Watson will talk about the challenges the forest Services faces in the KRValley - Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 
 
All February
  • ART GALLERY -  The Ardis and Gayle Walker art collection.  
  • DISPLAY CABINET - John Dodd's memorabilia of the Seoul Olympics.
  • Annual membership renewals are due. 

Save the Date

March 11th - Saturday

10 AM to Noon - Education Class at the Annex - Presented by Chris Livingston from CSUB.   

 
January 2017
 
January 12th - Thursday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception - Peter Buchan
 
January 21st - Saturday
12:00 PM - Field Trip - Hot Springs Valley, Lake Isabella.
 
January 24th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Guest speaker, Mike Woodward - Hear about the Whiskey flat Encampment - Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 
 
All January
  • DISPLAY CABINET - John Winkler's hatchet collection. 
  • ART GALLERY -  Pete Buchan'’s Drip Paintings.  
  • Annual membership renewals are due. 
December 2016
 
December 8th - Thursday
1:00 PM - No-host social Hour
2:00 PM - Dinner and Program. - Installation Luncheon at Ewings on the Kern in Kernville.  
 
December 10th - Saturday
2-4 PM - Artist Reception - Pete Wingender - Museum Pack Station.   
 
All December
  • SHOP AT THE COUNTRY STORE - Do your holiday shopping at the Country Store and get a 10% discount on all purchases (except the commemorative throws)!
  • DISPLAY CABINET - Linda Thurm’s Soviet/ Russian memorabilia collection.  Don’t miss seeing it! 
  • ART GALLERY -  Pete Wingender’s works of art. 

Save a Date

  • January 6, 2017 - 2:00 PM Cornerstone Plaque Presentation at the Museum Annex. 
 
November 2016
 
November 12th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception - Nell Rolls - Museum Pack Station.   
 
November 22nd - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Vote for Board Members and watch the first Hop-along-Cassidy movie. 
 
November 26th-Saturday
11:0 AM - Lake Isabella Christmas Parade with our Graham Truck.  
 
November 29th - Tuesday
5:00 PM - Field trip to California Living Museum -  Meet at Senior Center, Isabella.  
 
November 30th - Wednesday
Last day to mail your Installation Dinner reservations.
 
All November
  • Art Gallery -  Photography of Nell Rolls 
  • Display Cabinet - Mid November thru December - Phyllis Hix's holiday china collection.
  • Return raffle ticket stubs and your $10 for our fund-raiser, Staycation for 2 in Kernville. 
 
 
October 2016
 
October 8th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception - Kelly Pankey - Museum Pack Station.   
 
October 18th-Tuesday
10:30 AM - Docent Lunch -  Backyard pack-station of the museum . 
 
October 20th-Thursday
9:30 AM - Field trip to the Tehachapi Depot & Museum,  Meet at Senior Center, Isabella.   
 
October 25th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Don Morrison & Jacqueline Morgan - History of Highway 178. 
 
All October
  • Art Gallery -  Kelly Pankey watercolors.
  • Display Cabinet - Check out Linda Thurm's political button collection. 
  • Return raffle tickets for our fund-raiser, Staycation for 2 in Kernville. 
 
September 2016
 
September 3rd - Saturday
All day - Raffle ticket sales at the Art Show in Circle Park
 
September 7th - Wednesday
8:00 PM - Movie under the Stars - Western Gold, starring Smith Ballew. Filmed in the Kern River Valley. - Pack Station at the museum back yard. 
 
September 8th - Thursday
4-6 PM - Art Reception for Shanna Haid - Museum Pack Station.  Meet Shanna and enjoy her photographs. 
 
September 17th - Saturday 
Pride Day - We are picking up litter on Sierra Way from Burlando to the turn-off to the land fill.
 
September 23rd - Friday
12:  PM - Field trip to the Starlite Lounge in Kernville - Learn about wines and have lunch.  Reservations are required. 
 
September 27th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - KRV Search & Rescue presentation.
 
September 30th - Friday
Corvette Club visitation and movie at the museum.
 
All September
  • Art Gallery - Enjoy the photography of Shanna Haid. 
  • Display Cabinet - Check out Linda Thurm's political button collection. 
  • Return raffle tickets for our fund-raiser, Staycation for 2 in Kernville. 

Plan Ahead

October 20th - Thursday

9:30 AM - Field trip - Tehachapi Museum and Railroad Depot - See the new signal exhibit at the Depot, have lunch, tour the Museum and Errea House.

October 25th - Tuesday

7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Presentation about Highway 178, Kern Canyon. 

 
 
 
August 2016
 
August 6th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception for Chris Quinnert, in the Pack Station at the Museum. 
 
August 17th - Wednesday
8:00 PM - Movie under the Stars - Blue Steel starring John Wayne. Filmed in the Kern River Valley - Backyard pack station.
 
August 23rd - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
6:00 PM - Annual Pot-Luck Dinner - Senior Center, Lake Isabella.
 
 August
No Field Trip this month. 
 
All August
  • Art Gallery - Enjoy the works of Chris Quinnert. 
  • Display Cabinet - Check out the Indianapolis 500 Raceway model car collection of Bob Recker.

Plan Ahead

September 23rd - Friday

12:00pm - Field Trip to the Starlite Lounge, Kernville.  Enjoy wine tasting and a great lunch. Seating is limited.  Reservations a must. 

 
 
July 2016
 
July 9th, Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception for KiSea Kitikka, in the Pack Station at the Museum. 
July 19th - Tuesday
11:30 AM - Ice-Cream Social at Greenhorn summit. Can come early, 10 AM, lunch &  picnic with the Middleworth's. 
 
July 20th - Wednesday
8:00 PM - Movie under the Stars - will feature the Kern River valley - Backyard pack station.
July 26th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Presentation by Dave Barr, Author and Guiness World Record holder on his Harley Davidson circumnavigation of the world.  Senior Center, Lake Isabella.
 
All July
  • Art Gallery - The works of artist and Photographer, KiSea Kitikka. 
  • Display Cabinet - Circus model train cars of Louise and Don Chapman.  
 
 
June 2016
 
June 15th - Wednesday
8:00 PM - Movie Under the Stars at Museum Pack Station - Cattle King, staring Robert Taylor. Filmed here in Kern River Valley.
 
June 24th - Friday
10:30 AM -  Field Trip - Kern River Brewing Company's new facility, the Back Yard for private tour and lunch - Reservations required.   
 
June 28th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Presentation by Dave Barr, Author and Guiness World Record holder on his Harley Davidson circumnavigation of the world. Cancelled due to fire.     
 
All June
  • Art Gallery - The works of award winning photographer, Casey Christie. 
  • Display Cabinet - Circus model train cars of Louise and Don Chapman.  
 
May 2016
 
May 7th, Saturday
7:00 AM - Sirretta Street Sale
 
May 11th, Wednesday
7:00 PM -  Senior Center - Special Membership Meeting presentation - Bob Powers Preserve, presented by Bob Barnes. 
 
May 17th, Tuesday
9:00 AM - Meet at museum - "What is a Nexus", field trip - led by Ernie Anderson. 
 
May 24th, Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting -  “Keepers of the Kern” presented by Rex and Barbara Hinkey   
 
May 28th, Saturday
8:30 AM - Meet at museum - "Bridge to Bridge" field trip - Join Ron Bolyard's BRAT team. 
 
All May
  • Art Gallery - The works of Joan Montano Grant.

Plan Ahead

  • Friday, June 24th - Field Trip to the Kern River Brewing Company’s new facility, "The Back Yard" - meet 10:30 AM - private tour & lunch.  Member Reservations a must.
     
April 2016
 
April 2nd, Saturday
8:30 AM - An Exceptional Excursion Around Lake Isabella with Ron Bolyard and Crew.  Learn about the history, biology and geology of our beautiful valley.  Lunch at Chatterbox Cafe in Wofford Heigfhts.  
 
April 9th, Saturday
4:00-6:00 PM -  Artist Reception for Photographer Jenny Kent Albert's , Underwater Paradise, showing at the Museum.  
 
April 16th, Saturday
2:00-8:00 PM - KRVHS is participating at the Kern County Museum's Pioneer Village in Celebration of Kern County's 150th Birthday.  We will tell our story thru displays, storytelling, brochures and demonstrations.
 
April 20th, Wednesday
12:00 PM -  Field Trip - Bill Lee's Chopsticks Restaurant, Bksfld - Dinner and learn local Chinese History - Reservations a must. 
 
April 23rd, Saturday
12:30 PM - Photo Shoot -Central California Chevrolet Club visiting Museum.
 
  7:15 PM - Reception at Museum for Central California Chevrolet Club. 
 
April 26th
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Betsy Johnson from the Tubatulabel Tribe will be talking about their history and their future - Senior Center, Lake Isabella.
 
April 30th, Saturday
6:00 PM - Night at the Museum II - Major Building fundraiser - Dinner, entertainment, wine, auction, raffles - Reservation tickets, $35.00
 
All April
  • Art Gallery - "Underwater Paradise", photography by Jenny Kent Albert - Reception for the artist, April 9th, 4-6 PM.
  • Display Cabinet -  Check out the fun Easter collection displayed by SallyPartin.
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016.  Please update your information if needed, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail.
  • Visit us on Facebook: //http://www.facebook.com/kernvalleymuseum
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Plan Ahead
  • May 7th - Sirretta Street Sale.
  • May 14th, Saturday - Another Excellent Excursion around the Lake.
  • May 29th, Sunday - We are participating in the 50th Annual Havilah Days Celebration. 
  • There is no History Day event this year at the Museum. 
 
March 2016
 
March 12th, Saturday
 
8:30 AM - Photographic Field Trip in the Kern River Valley - Learn how to take outstanding photographs from
Susan Neves. Reservations are required.
 
March 22nd
 
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Al Watson from the Forest Service will be giving a talk on the challenges the Forest Service faces in the KRV.  Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 

All March

  • Art Gallery - enjoy the works of Rich Pelletreau.
  • Display Cabinet -  Check out the fun Easter collection displayed by SallyPartin.
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016.  Please update your information if needed, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail. 
 
Plan Ahead
  • April 2nd, Saturday - An excellent Excursion around the Lake. 
  • April 20th, 12 noon - Field Trip to Bakersfield to learn about the Chinese with a meal at a Chinese restaurant. 
  • April 30th - Night at the Museum II.
  • May 7th - Sirretta Street Sale.
  • Spring tour dates will be available after Feb.15th at www.maturango.org for Petroglyph tours.
  • May 14th, Saturday - Another Excellent Excursion around the Lake.  
 
 
February 2016
 
February 6th
 
4-6:00 PM - Artist Reception at the Museum - photographic haunting images of Howard Pasamanick’s show titled “Ghosts and Passing Strangers”.
 
February 17th
 
10:00 AM - Field Trip - Walker House, Kernville - Learn about the plans for the Walker collection. 
 
February 23rd
 
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - CANCELLED -  We will try to reschedule Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation speaker Bob Barnes’ program about the Bob Powers Preserve at another time.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

All February

  • Art Gallery - "Ghosts and Passing Strangers" - The photographic works of Howard Pasamanick.
  • Display Cabinet -  The fabulous doll collection of Ruth Define. 
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016.  Please update your information if needed, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail. 
Plan Ahead
  • April 20th Field Trip to Bakersfield to learn about the Chinese with a meal at a Chinese restaurant. 
  • April 30th - Night at the Museum II.
  • May 7th - Sirretta Street Sale.
  • Spring tour dates will be available after Feb.15th at www.maturango.org for Petroglyph tours.  
 
 
January 2016
 
January 14th
 
9:30 AM - Field Trip - Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest - meet at Senior Center 9:30-leave 10:00M. 
 
January 26th
 
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Informational meeting concerning the Annex plus Hwy 178 through the Canyon safely - Senior Center, Lake Isabella
 

All January

  • Art Gallery - The works of Larry Holochwost
  • Display Cabinet -  The fabulous doll collection of Ruth Define. 
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016.  Please update your information if needed, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail. 
  • Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!
 
 
 
December 2015
 
December 1st
 
5 PM Social - 6 PM Dinner - Historical Society Holiday Installation dinner at Ewings -  Installation of new slate of Officers.  Enjoy a great dinner and visit with friends.  
 
December
 
No Board Meeting, General Meeting or Field Trip.
 

All December

  • 10% discount on all purchases in the Country Store thru December.  Do your Holiday shopping. 
  • Art Gallery - Small Sculptures: Exquisite Objects. 
  • Display Cabinet -  Phyllis Hix’s basket collection. 
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016 and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail. 
  • Have a joyous Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas to all!
 
November 2015
 
November 14th
 
Field Trip - Sat - Meet at Senior Center 8:30 AM - CSUB Delano Grape Strike exhibit & Archives  
 
November 20th
 
Deadline for Installation Dinner reservations and payments. 
 
November 24th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting  & Elections - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Come hear about our local American Legion Post 711.

November 28th
 
11:00 AM - Lake Isabella Christmas Parade - Come ride in the Graham Truck in this year’s parade!  
 

All November

  • Art Gallery - Small Sculptures: Exquisite Objects. 
  • Display Cabinet -  Phyllis Hix’s basket collection. 
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs along with a check of $15.
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family!  
 
October 2015
 
October 4-7th
 
California Graham Owners visit our Valley - be sure to greet them if you see them around the Museum or the Valley.
 
October 5th
 
7:30 PM - Movie Under the Stars - Join the Graham Owners for a special showing of a Hoppy movie - Monday - Pack Station, Museum back yard. 
 
October 10th
 
10-4 PM - Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Rod Run - Saturday - Kernville. 
 
October 10th
 
4-6 PM - Art Gallery Reception at the Museum.  Meet the artists in the "Eight at Eighty" display - Hosted by the KRV Art Association.
 
October 17th
 
8:45AM - Saturday - Meet at Senior Center - Field Trip to the Tehachapi Depot & Museum.
 
October 27th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Guest Speaker - Bruce Wilkerson, guest speaker - The Keyesville Mining District - learn where there is still plenty of gold to be mined. .

All October

  • Artists of the Month - Eight Artists Over Eighty"
  • Display Cabinet -  Sally Partin's Antique collection. 
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs along with a check of $15.
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family!  
 
 
September 2015
 
September 9th
 
8PM - Movie under the Stars - Jenkins Pack Station -  Boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
September 19th
 
8AM - Saturday Field Trip to California Hot Springs- Meet at the Museum.
 
September 19th
 
8AM - Pride Day - Meet at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce parking lot.
 
September 20th
 
1PM to 4PM - Graham Truck 90th Birthday Party - Museum Pack Station. 
 
September 22nd

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Guest Speaker - Patricia Biggs, ranger from Manzanar. 

All September

  • Artist of the Month - Jim Steel's Photography, “Old Places-Old Processes”  
  • Display Cabinet -  Sally Partin's Antique collection. 
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs along with a check of $15.
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family!  
 
 
 
August 2015
 
August 7th
 
5PM to 6:30PM - Reception for artist Ryuu Leigh Pasamanik -  Refreshments served. 
 
August 12th
 
8PM - Movie under the Stars - Jenkins Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
August 15th
 
8AM - Saturday Field Trip to Penny Pines Plantation led by Rich Zimmerman - Meet at Faith Coimmunity Church parking lot, Wofford Heights.
 
August 25th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

6:00 PM Annual Pot Luck Dinner - Senior Center at Lake Isabella -  Bring a dish to share, and your own place setting. 

All August

  • Artist of the Month - Ryuu Leigh Pasamanik
  • Display Cabinet - Shirley Beaman's extensive glass collection.
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs along with a check of $15.
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family!  

 

 
 
JULY 2015
 
July 8th
 
8:00 PM - Movie under the Stars -  Jenkins Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
July 15th
 
9AM - Docent (Museum Guide) meeting - Jenkins Pack Station at Museum.
 
July 21st
 
1:00 PM - Ice Cream Social - Alta Sierra picnic site.   
 
July 28th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Charles Topping will reveal secrets of the Walker Library and other unknown facts.

All July

 

 
JUNE 2015
 
June 10th
 
7:30 PM - Movie under the Stars -  Museum Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
June 16th
 
8AM - Meet bus at the Senior Center - Field Trip to Autry Museum - See a special exhibit on the Civil War in the west. Reservations are required. 
 
June 23rd

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Hear Richard Roux talk about Prohibition in Kern County.

All June

 
MAY 2015
 
May 2nd
 
Sirretta Street Sale -Mile long yard sales - Historical Society participating at the Methodist Church parking lot. 
 
May 9th
 
10AM - 4 PM - History Day at the Museum -Marvelous Dutch oven cooks, Native American crafts, hit-and-miss engines, gold panning, costume contest, loads of music, cookies and punch, and a great venue for visiting with all of your friends!  Free. 
 
May12th
 
7:30 PM - Movie under the Stars -  Museum Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
May16th
 
8:30 AM - Saturday - Meet at the museum - Field Trip Around the Lake - Join Ron Bolyard, Terri Gallion, Barbara Hinkey, and Abigail Hartman on a tour around the lake. Learn about the history, biology and geology of the Kern River Valley.
 
May 26th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Museum.   

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Hear all about the Audubon Preserve from Reed Tollefson.

May 30th

6:00 PM - Night at the Museum - Fundraiser - Enjoy a great dinner, music by Out of the Blue, a silent auction, and more!  Reserve your tickets - $30 each.  

All May

  • Art Wall - the paintings of Eric R. Percival.
  • Display Cabinet - Jeri Hanson is sharing her kitchen gadget collection. 
  • Return your membership renewal - If not renewed, April was your final Saddlebag.  Give us your email address if you'd like a full color Saddlebag sent via email instead of USPS.

Plan Ahead

  • June 16th- Field trip to the Autry Museum - Meet at the Senior Center 8:00AM - Ride the bus to the Autry Museum to see their world-class Western Museum and a special exhibit called “Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West.” Sign up early! Seats on the bus are limited.  
 
 
APRIL 2015
 
April 5th
Museum is closed - Easter Sunday.
 
April 21st
Saturday 12:00 PM - Meet at Benji's Basque Restaurant, Bakersfield.  Hear Steve Bass talk about Basque History and eat a great lunch. 
 
April 28th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce. 

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella -Listen to our own Jim Whiteman talk about his experience on the Honor Flight.  

All April

  • Art Wall - the Photography of Fred Castillo.
  • Display Cabinet - Check out Sally Partin's fabulous Easter Collection.
  • Return your membership renewal - If not renewed, April is your final Saddlebag.  Give us your email address if you'd like a full color Saddlebag sent via email instead of USPS.

Plan Ahead

  • May 2nd - Sirretta Street Sale - Save your old stuff for sale and/or come buy treasures from us.
  • May 9th - History Day, our annual “Thank You” to the community.  
  •  May 30th - Our first “Night at the Museum” fundraiser.  It will include dinner, a silent auction, and all kinds of fun activities!  
  • June 16th- Field trip to the Autry Museum.  We'll take a bus down there. There will be a special exhibit about the civil war and the west.
 
MARCH 2015
 
March 21st
 
Saturday 9 AM - Field trip to Tom Maleo's Chevy Collection, Porterville.   

March 24th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce. 

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Hear Fred Swanson and Joel Walling - Black Powder Muzzle loader program.   

All March

  • Display Cabinet - papers and artifacts from the Walker Collection.
  • Art Wall - The photography of Fred Castillo.
  • Return your membership renewal, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail instead of snail mail.
 
 
FEBRUARY 2015
 
February 17th
 
11:00 AM - Field trip to the Silver City Ghost Town, Bodfish.  Get spooked and see lots of local history. 

February 18th

1:00 PM - Reception & Book Signing - Golden Trout Wilderness - Ewings, Kernville

February 24th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce. 

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Hear Gene Verbeet & Larry Holochwost discuss their new book on the Golden Trout Wilderness.

All February

  • Display Cabinet - Papers and artifacts from the Walker Collection.
  • Art Room - The paintings of David Cook. 
  • Be sure to return your membership renewal, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail instead of snail mail.
 
 
JANUARY 2015
 
January 20th
 
10:15AM - Field trip to the Nuui Cunni Cultural Center.  Lunch following tour. 
 

January 27th

9 AM  Board Meeting. The Kernville Chamber of Commerce.

7 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Learn about the various hot springs in the area from Dr. Gregg Wilkerson, BLM Geologist. 

All January

  • Display Cabinet - check out some of the papers and artifacts used to write the new book on the golden Trout Wilderness.  
  • Art Room - Enjoy the paintings of David Cook. 
  • Be sure to return your membership renewal, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail instead of snail mail.
     
 

Location

49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238
(760) 376-6683
Hours:
10 am - 4 pm
Thursday - Sunday

Admission is Free

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