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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Featured in the Art Gallery
During the month of April:  Ceramics by Helen Smoot and Friends
Helen, a local world renowned concert pianist, will be showing her additional talents of being a ceramist.
She is a prolific potter who also gives ceramic classes as well as her music classes. 
It is such a totally different discipline than studying, teaching and playing music--working with her hands getting all muddy in clay and never knowing what will result is exciting.
Helen will have some students and friends show their work along with her.
A reception will be held Saturday, April 15th 4 to 6 PM.
This is a once in a life time event.
Do come to meet the artists and talk about their work with them. 
Two April Field Trips PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 31 March 2017 17:45
On April 10, the Historical Society will join the “Meandering Mondays”,...
sponsored by the Sequoia Forest Keeper to explore wildflowers in our area.
We will meet at 8:00 AM at the Kernville Fire Station to car pool. The trip should last about 2 hours.
Bring drinks, snacks, cameras, binoculars, and a field guide. Wear sturdy shoes, hats, sunscreen and bug repellent. The trip will be led by Allison Sheehey, a certified Master Naturalist. She will identify flowers, and help us learn identification tricks. This is a first come, first served field trip, limited to 24 participants.
If you have more questions call Sheehey at 760-376-4434. Please call JoAnne Johnson, to make a reservation for the trip at 503-298-9395 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
--JoAnne Johnson 


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