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. 
March Meeting Recap PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 31 March 2017 20:19

KRVHS 50 Years.  Our curator, Dianna Anderson and friends gave a talk about...

the 50 year history of our Historical Society.

In 1967, we started with 11 people at the first meeting and 95 charter members! With a couple of bumps along the way, the Society and Museum have grown considerably.

Our Museum was initially planned for a building on Engineer’s Point. It became a reality in the Chamber of Commerce Building. It moved and expanded to the present building. And now, we’re expanding again with the annex. It took a lot of dedication, work and vision to make our Society what it is today.

The amazing part is that over time, the expansions were necessary because of generous donations. Also, we’ve managed to remain debt free! 


---Dianna Anderson 

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 March 2017 20:25 )


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