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.
Membership Meeting

As the Kern River Ranger district of the Sequoia National Forest prepares...

to open new facilities in both Kernville and Lake Isabella, there has been time to reflect on the buildings they are leaving behind.

The current Lake Isabella facilities were first built and occupied by the Corps of Engineers in the 1950’s and became Forest Service property in 1991.

It now will be demolished as the Corps builds a new emergency spillway. The “Log Cabin” (as it is commonly known) in Kernville was commissioned by the Forest Service, who has been its only occupant since it was completed in 1982. Because it was leased, it became cost prohibitive over time.

The new facility will provide for a stable and permanent future for the Forest Service and the Corps. Please join us as we welcome Kern River Deputy District Ranger Phillip DeSenze to discuss the imprint the Forest Service has left on the valley and the future of the communities where the new facilities will serve.

Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 7:00 PM at the Senior Center, Lake Isabella.  Bring your family and friends.  

—Hal Chiprin 



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

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