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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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. 
May 2nd and 9th Seminars PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 March 2017 18:03

“The History of California Indians Before European Arrival” and “What Happened to the Indians After that Arrival.”...

Ellen Miller will present a two-part series on the general history of the California Native Americans with some information on our local groups. California included a larger variety of Indian cultures than any other area of what became the United States.

The first class will be Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:00 PM–8:15 PM and the second class will be on Tuesday, May 9th, 7:00 PM-8:15 PM.

Ellen Miller and her husband have been members of the Historical Society for 38 years. She has a Master’s degree in History, with an emphasis in social history and ethnic studies. Ellen has taught at Cerro Coso Community College and co-authored the book, The Chinese of Kern County.

Save these May dates on your calendar! Please RSVP for these seminars! Space is limited and they will fill up fast! Call Erie Johnson (see your Saddlebag).

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 March 2017 18:09 )


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