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.

News Flash

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. 
Membership Report PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 31 March 2017 19:32

We are headed for the fourth month of the year and dues are now overdue...

Please renew as soon as possible. The dues take care of the running of our museum and now the annex.

KRV Historical Society welcomes 10 new members, two of whom are Corporate. A very big welcome to: Kitty Rock of Kernville, Herb Snell of Lake Isabella, Frank Dake of Bakersfield, Michael & Debbie Hess of Lake Isabella, Laura Stockton of Bakersfield, Mike Dake’s business (Lake Isabella Precision Tax) Lake Isabella, Paradise Cove Lodge Corporate Membership of Lake Isabella, Preceptor Xi Eta Sorority Corporate Membership (President--Wendy Tidwell) Weldon. I have received 2 renewals.

As of March 22, 2017, there are 69 members who have not yet renewed. Reminder letters will be sent soon. I want to thank those members who have been out there getting new members and the corporate memberships! 


—Joan Homan 



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

Admission is Free

Please Donate

We are closed:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Contact us