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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March 2017
 
March 11th - Saturday
10AM to Noon - Preservation Class - Chris Livingston - The basics of preserving and archiving photos, collections and documents.
 
March 18th - Saturday
1:00 PM - Field Trip - Hot Springs Wetlands Preserve.
 
March 19th - Sunday
2:00 PM - Bunco Party Fund Raiser - Museum Annex - $20 donation - Buy tickets in advance - Call or text JoAnne Johnson. 
 
March 28th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Guest speaker, Dianna Anderson will talk about the history of the Historical Society - Senior Center, Lake Isabella - Public is invited.
 
All February
  • ART GALLERY -  The Ardis and Gayle Walker art collection.  
  • DISPLAY CABINET - John Dodd's memorabilia of the Seoul Olympics.
  • Annual membership renewals are due. 
 
 
February 2017
 
February 11th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception - The Walker Collection - It's been hidden away for years - Now is the time to see it.  
 
February 17th to 20th - Fri - Mon
Ride in the parade, help with our booth, and generally have a great time.
 
February 22nd - Wednesday
10:00 AM - Meet at Senior Center, Bakersfield - Trip to Rio Bravo Ranch, Bakersfield - 11AM guest speaker; learn history of oranges and olives - followed by lunch, Coseree's Deli.  Reservations a must. Call or text JoAnne Johnson. 
 
February 28th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Guest speaker, Al Watson will talk about the challenges the forest Services faces in the KRValley - Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 
 
All February
  • ART GALLERY -  The Ardis and Gayle Walker art collection.  
  • DISPLAY CABINET - John Dodd's memorabilia of the Seoul Olympics.
  • Annual membership renewals are due. 

Save the Date

March 11th - Saturday

10 AM to Noon - Education Class at the Annex - Presented by Chris Livingston from CSUB.   

 
January 2017
 
January 12th - Thursday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception - Peter Buchan
 
January 21st - Saturday
12:00 PM - Field Trip - Hot Springs Valley, Lake Isabella.
 
January 24th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the new Museum annex. 
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Guest speaker, Mike Woodward - Hear about the Whiskey flat Encampment - Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 
 
All January
  • DISPLAY CABINET - John Winkler's hatchet collection. 
  • ART GALLERY -  Pete Buchan'’s Drip Paintings.  
  • Annual membership renewals are due. 
December 2016
 
December 8th - Thursday
1:00 PM - No-host social Hour
2:00 PM - Dinner and Program. - Installation Luncheon at Ewings on the Kern in Kernville.  
 
December 10th - Saturday
2-4 PM - Artist Reception - Pete Wingender - Museum Pack Station.   
 
All December
  • SHOP AT THE COUNTRY STORE - Do your holiday shopping at the Country Store and get a 10% discount on all purchases (except the commemorative throws)!
  • DISPLAY CABINET - Linda Thurm’s Soviet/ Russian memorabilia collection.  Don’t miss seeing it! 
  • ART GALLERY -  Pete Wingender’s works of art. 

Save a Date

  • January 6, 2017 - 2:00 PM Cornerstone Plaque Presentation at the Museum Annex. 
 
November 2016
 
November 12th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception - Nell Rolls - Museum Pack Station.   
 
November 22nd - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Vote for Board Members and watch the first Hop-along-Cassidy movie. 
 
November 26th-Saturday
11:0 AM - Lake Isabella Christmas Parade with our Graham Truck.  
 
November 29th - Tuesday
5:00 PM - Field trip to California Living Museum -  Meet at Senior Center, Isabella.  
 
November 30th - Wednesday
Last day to mail your Installation Dinner reservations.
 
All November
  • Art Gallery -  Photography of Nell Rolls 
  • Display Cabinet - Mid November thru December - Phyllis Hix's holiday china collection.
  • Return raffle ticket stubs and your $10 for our fund-raiser, Staycation for 2 in Kernville. 
 
 
October 2016
 
October 8th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception - Kelly Pankey - Museum Pack Station.   
 
October 18th-Tuesday
10:30 AM - Docent Lunch -  Backyard pack-station of the museum . 
 
October 20th-Thursday
9:30 AM - Field trip to the Tehachapi Depot & Museum,  Meet at Senior Center, Isabella.   
 
October 25th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - Don Morrison & Jacqueline Morgan - History of Highway 178. 
 
All October
  • Art Gallery -  Kelly Pankey watercolors.
  • Display Cabinet - Check out Linda Thurm's political button collection. 
  • Return raffle tickets for our fund-raiser, Staycation for 2 in Kernville. 
 
September 2016
 
September 3rd - Saturday
All day - Raffle ticket sales at the Art Show in Circle Park
 
September 7th - Wednesday
8:00 PM - Movie under the Stars - Western Gold, starring Smith Ballew. Filmed in the Kern River Valley. - Pack Station at the museum back yard. 
 
September 8th - Thursday
4-6 PM - Art Reception for Shanna Haid - Museum Pack Station.  Meet Shanna and enjoy her photographs. 
 
September 17th - Saturday 
Pride Day - We are picking up litter on Sierra Way from Burlando to the turn-off to the land fill.
 
September 23rd - Friday
12:  PM - Field trip to the Starlite Lounge in Kernville - Learn about wines and have lunch.  Reservations are required. 
 
September 27th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership meeting - KRV Search & Rescue presentation.
 
September 30th - Friday
Corvette Club visitation and movie at the museum.
 
All September
  • Art Gallery - Enjoy the photography of Shanna Haid. 
  • Display Cabinet - Check out Linda Thurm's political button collection. 
  • Return raffle tickets for our fund-raiser, Staycation for 2 in Kernville. 

Plan Ahead

October 20th - Thursday

9:30 AM - Field trip - Tehachapi Museum and Railroad Depot - See the new signal exhibit at the Depot, have lunch, tour the Museum and Errea House.

October 25th - Tuesday

7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Presentation about Highway 178, Kern Canyon. 

 
 
 
August 2016
 
August 6th - Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception for Chris Quinnert, in the Pack Station at the Museum. 
 
August 17th - Wednesday
8:00 PM - Movie under the Stars - Blue Steel starring John Wayne. Filmed in the Kern River Valley - Backyard pack station.
 
August 23rd - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
6:00 PM - Annual Pot-Luck Dinner - Senior Center, Lake Isabella.
 
 August
No Field Trip this month. 
 
All August
  • Art Gallery - Enjoy the works of Chris Quinnert. 
  • Display Cabinet - Check out the Indianapolis 500 Raceway model car collection of Bob Recker.

Plan Ahead

September 23rd - Friday

12:00pm - Field Trip to the Starlite Lounge, Kernville.  Enjoy wine tasting and a great lunch. Seating is limited.  Reservations a must. 

 
 
July 2016
 
July 9th, Saturday
4-6 PM - Artist Reception for KiSea Kitikka, in the Pack Station at the Museum. 
July 19th - Tuesday
11:30 AM - Ice-Cream Social at Greenhorn summit. Can come early, 10 AM, lunch &  picnic with the Middleworth's. 
 
July 20th - Wednesday
8:00 PM - Movie under the Stars - will feature the Kern River valley - Backyard pack station.
July 26th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Presentation by Dave Barr, Author and Guiness World Record holder on his Harley Davidson circumnavigation of the world.  Senior Center, Lake Isabella.
 
All July
  • Art Gallery - The works of artist and Photographer, KiSea Kitikka. 
  • Display Cabinet - Circus model train cars of Louise and Don Chapman.  
 
 
June 2016
 
June 15th - Wednesday
8:00 PM - Movie Under the Stars at Museum Pack Station - Cattle King, staring Robert Taylor. Filmed here in Kern River Valley.
 
June 24th - Friday
10:30 AM -  Field Trip - Kern River Brewing Company's new facility, the Back Yard for private tour and lunch - Reservations required.   
 
June 28th - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Presentation by Dave Barr, Author and Guiness World Record holder on his Harley Davidson circumnavigation of the world. Cancelled due to fire.     
 
All June
  • Art Gallery - The works of award winning photographer, Casey Christie. 
  • Display Cabinet - Circus model train cars of Louise and Don Chapman.  
 
May 2016
 
May 7th, Saturday
7:00 AM - Sirretta Street Sale
 
May 11th, Wednesday
7:00 PM -  Senior Center - Special Membership Meeting presentation - Bob Powers Preserve, presented by Bob Barnes. 
 
May 17th, Tuesday
9:00 AM - Meet at museum - "What is a Nexus", field trip - led by Ernie Anderson. 
 
May 24th, Tuesday
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting -  “Keepers of the Kern” presented by Rex and Barbara Hinkey   
 
May 28th, Saturday
8:30 AM - Meet at museum - "Bridge to Bridge" field trip - Join Ron Bolyard's BRAT team. 
 
All May
  • Art Gallery - The works of Joan Montano Grant.

Plan Ahead

  • Friday, June 24th - Field Trip to the Kern River Brewing Company’s new facility, "The Back Yard" - meet 10:30 AM - private tour & lunch.  Member Reservations a must.
     
April 2016
 
April 2nd, Saturday
8:30 AM - An Exceptional Excursion Around Lake Isabella with Ron Bolyard and Crew.  Learn about the history, biology and geology of our beautiful valley.  Lunch at Chatterbox Cafe in Wofford Heigfhts.  
 
April 9th, Saturday
4:00-6:00 PM -  Artist Reception for Photographer Jenny Kent Albert's , Underwater Paradise, showing at the Museum.  
 
April 16th, Saturday
2:00-8:00 PM - KRVHS is participating at the Kern County Museum's Pioneer Village in Celebration of Kern County's 150th Birthday.  We will tell our story thru displays, storytelling, brochures and demonstrations.
 
April 20th, Wednesday
12:00 PM -  Field Trip - Bill Lee's Chopsticks Restaurant, Bksfld - Dinner and learn local Chinese History - Reservations a must. 
 
April 23rd, Saturday
12:30 PM - Photo Shoot -Central California Chevrolet Club visiting Museum.
 
  7:15 PM - Reception at Museum for Central California Chevrolet Club. 
 
April 26th
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Betsy Johnson from the Tubatulabel Tribe will be talking about their history and their future - Senior Center, Lake Isabella.
 
April 30th, Saturday
6:00 PM - Night at the Museum II - Major Building fundraiser - Dinner, entertainment, wine, auction, raffles - Reservation tickets, $35.00
 
All April
  • Art Gallery - "Underwater Paradise", photography by Jenny Kent Albert - Reception for the artist, April 9th, 4-6 PM.
  • Display Cabinet -  Check out the fun Easter collection displayed by SallyPartin.
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016.  Please update your information if needed, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail.
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Plan Ahead
  • May 7th - Sirretta Street Sale.
  • May 14th, Saturday - Another Excellent Excursion around the Lake.
  • May 29th, Sunday - We are participating in the 50th Annual Havilah Days Celebration. 
  • There is no History Day event this year at the Museum. 
 
March 2016
 
March 12th, Saturday
 
8:30 AM - Photographic Field Trip in the Kern River Valley - Learn how to take outstanding photographs from
Susan Neves. Reservations are required.
 
March 22nd
 
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Al Watson from the Forest Service will be giving a talk on the challenges the Forest Service faces in the KRV.  Senior Center, Lake Isabella. 

All March

  • Art Gallery - enjoy the works of Rich Pelletreau.
  • Display Cabinet -  Check out the fun Easter collection displayed by SallyPartin.
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016.  Please update your information if needed, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail. 
 
Plan Ahead
  • April 2nd, Saturday - An excellent Excursion around the Lake. 
  • April 20th, 12 noon - Field Trip to Bakersfield to learn about the Chinese with a meal at a Chinese restaurant. 
  • April 30th - Night at the Museum II.
  • May 7th - Sirretta Street Sale.
  • Spring tour dates will be available after Feb.15th at www.maturango.org for Petroglyph tours.
  • May 14th, Saturday - Another Excellent Excursion around the Lake.  
 
 
February 2016
 
February 6th
 
4-6:00 PM - Artist Reception at the Museum - photographic haunting images of Howard Pasamanick’s show titled “Ghosts and Passing Strangers”.
 
February 17th
 
10:00 AM - Field Trip - Walker House, Kernville - Learn about the plans for the Walker collection. 
 
February 23rd
 
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - CANCELLED -  We will try to reschedule Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation speaker Bob Barnes’ program about the Bob Powers Preserve at another time.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

All February

  • Art Gallery - "Ghosts and Passing Strangers" - The photographic works of Howard Pasamanick.
  • Display Cabinet -  The fabulous doll collection of Ruth Define. 
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016.  Please update your information if needed, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail. 
Plan Ahead
  • April 20th Field Trip to Bakersfield to learn about the Chinese with a meal at a Chinese restaurant. 
  • April 30th - Night at the Museum II.
  • May 7th - Sirretta Street Sale.
  • Spring tour dates will be available after Feb.15th at www.maturango.org for Petroglyph tours.  
 
 
January 2016
 
January 14th
 
9:30 AM - Field Trip - Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest - meet at Senior Center 9:30-leave 10:00M. 
 
January 26th
 
9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
 
7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Informational meeting concerning the Annex plus Hwy 178 through the Canyon safely - Senior Center, Lake Isabella
 

All January

  • Art Gallery - The works of Larry Holochwost
  • Display Cabinet -  The fabulous doll collection of Ruth Define. 
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016.  Please update your information if needed, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail. 
  • Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!
 
 
 
December 2015
 
December 1st
 
5 PM Social - 6 PM Dinner - Historical Society Holiday Installation dinner at Ewings -  Installation of new slate of Officers.  Enjoy a great dinner and visit with friends.  
 
December
 
No Board Meeting, General Meeting or Field Trip.
 

All December

  • 10% discount on all purchases in the Country Store thru December.  Do your Holiday shopping. 
  • Art Gallery - Small Sculptures: Exquisite Objects. 
  • Display Cabinet -  Phyllis Hix’s basket collection. 
  • Return your Membership renewal for 2016 and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail. 
  • Have a joyous Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas to all!
 
November 2015
 
November 14th
 
Field Trip - Sat - Meet at Senior Center 8:30 AM - CSUB Delano Grape Strike exhibit & Archives  
 
November 20th
 
Deadline for Installation Dinner reservations and payments. 
 
November 24th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting  & Elections - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Come hear about our local American Legion Post 711.

November 28th
 
11:00 AM - Lake Isabella Christmas Parade - Come ride in the Graham Truck in this year’s parade!  
 

All November

  • Art Gallery - Small Sculptures: Exquisite Objects. 
  • Display Cabinet -  Phyllis Hix’s basket collection. 
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs along with a check of $15.
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family!  
 
October 2015
 
October 4-7th
 
California Graham Owners visit our Valley - be sure to greet them if you see them around the Museum or the Valley.
 
October 5th
 
7:30 PM - Movie Under the Stars - Join the Graham Owners for a special showing of a Hoppy movie - Monday - Pack Station, Museum back yard. 
 
October 10th
 
10-4 PM - Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Rod Run - Saturday - Kernville. 
 
October 10th
 
4-6 PM - Art Gallery Reception at the Museum.  Meet the artists in the "Eight at Eighty" display - Hosted by the KRV Art Association.
 
October 17th
 
8:45AM - Saturday - Meet at Senior Center - Field Trip to the Tehachapi Depot & Museum.
 
October 27th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Guest Speaker - Bruce Wilkerson, guest speaker - The Keyesville Mining District - learn where there is still plenty of gold to be mined. .

All October

  • Artists of the Month - Eight Artists Over Eighty"
  • Display Cabinet -  Sally Partin's Antique collection. 
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs along with a check of $15.
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family!  
 
 
September 2015
 
September 9th
 
8PM - Movie under the Stars - Jenkins Pack Station -  Boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
September 19th
 
8AM - Saturday Field Trip to California Hot Springs- Meet at the Museum.
 
September 19th
 
8AM - Pride Day - Meet at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce parking lot.
 
September 20th
 
1PM to 4PM - Graham Truck 90th Birthday Party - Museum Pack Station. 
 
September 22nd

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM - General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Guest Speaker - Patricia Biggs, ranger from Manzanar. 

All September

  • Artist of the Month - Jim Steel's Photography, “Old Places-Old Processes”  
  • Display Cabinet -  Sally Partin's Antique collection. 
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs along with a check of $15.
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family!  
 
 
 
August 2015
 
August 7th
 
5PM to 6:30PM - Reception for artist Ryuu Leigh Pasamanik -  Refreshments served. 
 
August 12th
 
8PM - Movie under the Stars - Jenkins Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
August 15th
 
8AM - Saturday Field Trip to Penny Pines Plantation led by Rich Zimmerman - Meet at Faith Coimmunity Church parking lot, Wofford Heights.
 
August 25th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

6:00 PM Annual Pot Luck Dinner - Senior Center at Lake Isabella -  Bring a dish to share, and your own place setting. 

All August

  • Artist of the Month - Ryuu Leigh Pasamanik
  • Display Cabinet - Shirley Beaman's extensive glass collection.
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs along with a check of $15.
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family!  

 

 
 
JULY 2015
 
July 8th
 
8:00 PM - Movie under the Stars -  Jenkins Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
July 15th
 
9AM - Docent (Museum Guide) meeting - Jenkins Pack Station at Museum.
 
July 21st
 
1:00 PM - Ice Cream Social - Alta Sierra picnic site.   
 
July 28th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Charles Topping will reveal secrets of the Walker Library and other unknown facts.

All July

 

 
JUNE 2015
 
June 10th
 
7:30 PM - Movie under the Stars -  Museum Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
June 16th
 
8AM - Meet bus at the Senior Center - Field Trip to Autry Museum - See a special exhibit on the Civil War in the west. Reservations are required. 
 
June 23rd

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.   

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Hear Richard Roux talk about Prohibition in Kern County.

All June

 
MAY 2015
 
May 2nd
 
Sirretta Street Sale -Mile long yard sales - Historical Society participating at the Methodist Church parking lot. 
 
May 9th
 
10AM - 4 PM - History Day at the Museum -Marvelous Dutch oven cooks, Native American crafts, hit-and-miss engines, gold panning, costume contest, loads of music, cookies and punch, and a great venue for visiting with all of your friends!  Free. 
 
May12th
 
7:30 PM - Movie under the Stars -  Museum Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!
 
May16th
 
8:30 AM - Saturday - Meet at the museum - Field Trip Around the Lake - Join Ron Bolyard, Terri Gallion, Barbara Hinkey, and Abigail Hartman on a tour around the lake. Learn about the history, biology and geology of the Kern River Valley.
 
May 26th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting at the Museum.   

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Hear all about the Audubon Preserve from Reed Tollefson.

May 30th

6:00 PM - Night at the Museum - Fundraiser - Enjoy a great dinner, music by Out of the Blue, a silent auction, and more!  Reserve your tickets - $30 each.  

All May

  • Art Wall - the paintings of Eric R. Percival.
  • Display Cabinet - Jeri Hanson is sharing her kitchen gadget collection. 
  • Return your membership renewal - If not renewed, April was your final Saddlebag.  Give us your email address if you'd like a full color Saddlebag sent via email instead of USPS.

Plan Ahead

  • June 16th- Field trip to the Autry Museum - Meet at the Senior Center 8:00AM - Ride the bus to the Autry Museum to see their world-class Western Museum and a special exhibit called “Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West.” Sign up early! Seats on the bus are limited.  
 
 
APRIL 2015
 
April 5th
Museum is closed - Easter Sunday.
 
April 21st
Saturday 12:00 PM - Meet at Benji's Basque Restaurant, Bakersfield.  Hear Steve Bass talk about Basque History and eat a great lunch. 
 
April 28th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce. 

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella -Listen to our own Jim Whiteman talk about his experience on the Honor Flight.  

All April

  • Art Wall - the Photography of Fred Castillo.
  • Display Cabinet - Check out Sally Partin's fabulous Easter Collection.
  • Return your membership renewal - If not renewed, April is your final Saddlebag.  Give us your email address if you'd like a full color Saddlebag sent via email instead of USPS.

Plan Ahead

  • May 2nd - Sirretta Street Sale - Save your old stuff for sale and/or come buy treasures from us.
  • May 9th - History Day, our annual “Thank You” to the community.  
  •  May 30th - Our first “Night at the Museum” fundraiser.  It will include dinner, a silent auction, and all kinds of fun activities!  
  • June 16th- Field trip to the Autry Museum.  We'll take a bus down there. There will be a special exhibit about the civil war and the west.
 
MARCH 2015
 
March 21st
 
Saturday 9 AM - Field trip to Tom Maleo's Chevy Collection, Porterville.   

March 24th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce. 

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Hear Fred Swanson and Joel Walling - Black Powder Muzzle loader program.   

All March

  • Display Cabinet - papers and artifacts from the Walker Collection.
  • Art Wall - The photography of Fred Castillo.
  • Return your membership renewal, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail instead of snail mail.
 
 
FEBRUARY 2015
 
February 17th
 
11:00 AM - Field trip to the Silver City Ghost Town, Bodfish.  Get spooked and see lots of local history. 

February 18th

1:00 PM - Reception & Book Signing - Golden Trout Wilderness - Ewings, Kernville

February 24th

9:00 AM - Board Meeting, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce. 

7:00 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Hear Gene Verbeet & Larry Holochwost discuss their new book on the Golden Trout Wilderness.

All February

  • Display Cabinet - Papers and artifacts from the Walker Collection.
  • Art Room - The paintings of David Cook. 
  • Be sure to return your membership renewal, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail instead of snail mail.
 
 
JANUARY 2015
 
January 20th
 
10:15AM - Field trip to the Nuui Cunni Cultural Center.  Lunch following tour. 
 

January 27th

9 AM  Board Meeting. The Kernville Chamber of Commerce.

7 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Learn about the various hot springs in the area from Dr. Gregg Wilkerson, BLM Geologist. 

All January

  • Display Cabinet - check out some of the papers and artifacts used to write the new book on the golden Trout Wilderness.  
  • Art Room - Enjoy the paintings of David Cook. 
  • Be sure to return your membership renewal, and give us your e-mail address if you’d like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail instead of snail mail.
     
 
DECEMBER 2014

Dec 9th

5 PM Social hour - 6 PM  Holiday Installation Dinner - Paradise Cove.  Installation of new slate of Officers.  Enjoy a great dinner and visit with friends. 
 
 
All December
  • Get a 10% discount at the Museum Country Store for all your Christmas shopping.
  • Display Cabinet - don't miss seeing Darlene Wolowiec's hat pin collection.
  • Art Room - Enjoy the photography of Paul Weser
  • Last chance to return your raffle ticket stubs and your $10.00- prior to Dec 9th, 2014.  Buy additional tickets at the Museum. 
  • Return your membership renewals for 2015.  
  • If you'd like a full color Saddlebag sent via e-mail instead of snail mail, give us your email address.  
  • Have a joyous Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas to all!
 
NOVEMBER 2014

Nov 15th

9 AM Saturday - Field trip to four different Indian rock sites - meet at Onyx Store.   

Nov 25th

9 AM  Board Meeting. The Kernville Masonic Hall.

7 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Come hear Jim Whiteman talk about his trip to Washington, D.C. with the 10th Honor Flight.  

Nov 29th
 
11 AM - Saturday - Lake Isabella Christmas Parade Lake Isabella Boulevard.  Come see the Graham Truck in this year’s parade!  
 
All November
  • Display Cabinet -  Darlene Wolowiec's hat pin collection is on display.  
  • Art Room -This month, we’ll have a mystery artist.  Come on in and see who it is!  
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs and your $10.  This is our major fundraiser. 
 
 
OCTOBER 2014

Oct 11th

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Music in the Pack Station at the Museum - Listen to some good ol' country music courtesy of The Kern Valley Ramblers. 

Oct 14th

Field Trip to the Buena Vista Museum in Bakersfield -  8:30 AM - Meet at Senior Center - Enjoy docent led tour of 3 stories of exhibits on paleontology, geology, astronomy and other sciences.  

Oct 28th

9 AM  Board Meeting. The Kernville Masonic Hall.

7 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Come hear Bill and Glenda Rankin talk about the history of Rankin Ranch and the challenges and obstacles that face the ranching industry today. 

All October

  • Display Cabinet -  Darlene Wolowiec's hat pin collection.  
  • Art Room -Jeanette Rogers-Erickson's wonderful artwork
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs and your $10.  This is our major fundraiser. 
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2014

Sept 17th

Movie under the Stars - 8 PM - Museum Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!

Sept 16th

Field Trip to Mount Breckenridge -  8:45 AM - Meet at Senior Center - Enjoy the fresh air, see the natural beauty of the mountains.  Eat lunch at 7500 ft.

Sept 20th

Annual Pride Day - 8:00 AM - Meet at Kernville Chamber of Commerce parking lot. 

Sept 23rd

9 AM  Board Meeting. The Kernville Masonic Hall.

7 PM General Membership Meeting - Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Come hear Mike Woodward talk about Kernville's Whiskey Flats Encampments and his interest in historical encampments.   

All September

  • Display Cabinet -  Marge Powers is sharing her family’s purple glass collection.  
  • Art Room -See the "Out of this World" artwork of Chris  Quinnert.  He will have his "space art" landscapes and photographs on display for your enjoyment.  
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs and your $10.  This is our major fundraiser. 
 
 
 
AUGUST 2014

August 12th

Movie under the Stars - 8 PM - Museum Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!

August 19th

Field Trip to the Trail of 100 Giants.  8:30 AM - Meet at Museum - Escape the heat and go on a docent led tour - Also, the dedication of a bench and plaque to Chuck White.

August 26th

9AM  Board Meeting. The Kernville Masonic Hall.

General Membership Meeting/Pot Luck dinner - 6 PM Senior Center at Lake Isabella - Put on the old feed bag at our annual potluck. Bring a dish to share, see your Saddlebag) - your own place setting and a great big smile.  

All August

  • Art Room -See the photography and paintings of Chris Quinnert,  who has a wide range of paintings and photos—everything 
    from landscapes to spacescapes! He also has a wonderful collection of note cards that you can purchase.
  • Display Cabinet -  Marge Powers is sharing her family’s purple glass collection this month and next month.
  • Return your raffle ticket stubs! Hopefully, with a check of $10 included!!
  • Visit our country store and shop for gifts for the whole family 
 

JULY 2014

July 15th

 Movie under the Stars - 8 PM - Museum Pack Station -  Get ready to pack the Pack Station and boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys!

July 16th

Ice cream social - Alta Sierra picnic site - Wednesday 1PM - Bring chairs, a jacket, a bowl and spoon, ice cream, water, and your appetite up to Alta Sierra! 

July 22nd

Board Meeting. 9AM  Kern Valley Museum

General Membership Meeting 7PM Senior Center  - Remember the road closure at Stine Cove a couple of years back? Ron Bolyard will present a slide show about Block Slumps (the cause of the closure) and the havoc they can create in rainy years.

All July

  • Display Cabinet - Come in to see the hand crafted eggs collected by Donna Anderson.  Over the years, Donna has collected the eggs wherever she travels.
  • Art Room - Check out the “out of this world” artwork of Chris Quinnert during July and August. He will have his “space art”, landscapes and photographs on display for your enjoyment!

  

JUNE 2014

June 7th

Our friends up in Havilah will be celebrating Havilah Days and will be re-dedicating their cemetery as well. 10:00 AM.

June 17th

 Movie under the Stars - 8 PM - Museum Pack Station

June 21st

Exceptional Excursion around the Lake.   Sat 8:30am.  Meet at Museum.                                                                                                   Take a trip around the lake and learn about various aspects of geology, history, Native American culture, and biology.

June 24th

Board Meeting. 9AM  The Kernville Masonic Hall.

General Membership Meeting 7PM Senior Center - Elizabeth (Betsy) Johnson and Richard Lonewolf will be the featured speakers.  Betsy will share information about our local Tubatulabal people.  Richard will discuss ethnobotany and traditional living skills.  

All June

  • Display Cabinet - Come in to see the hand crafted eggs collected by Donna Anderson.  Over the years, Donna has collected the eggs wherever she travels.
  • Art Room - Check out the photography of Gene Verbeet. Gene’s photographs capture the vibrant colors of the Sierras and the Kern River Valley.  
 

MAY 2014

May 13th

Movie under the Stars - 8 PM - Museum Pack Station

May 17th

History Day - 10AM to 4PM - Take part in loads of activities including music, food, crafts, and historic demonstrations! .

May 20th

Weedpatch Field Trip in Arvin - Meet Tuesday, 8:30 @Museum - Take a tour of the Weedpatch Migrant Camp and learn about the Dust Bowl Migration.

May 27th

Board Meeting. 9AM  The Kernville Masonic Hall.

General Meeting 7PM Senior Center -  Officer Joshua Cain, from the Kern County Sheriff’s will update us on concerns in the Valley.

All May

  • Return of Membership Dues. Remind your friends that it’s never too late to renew their membership! We miss them!
  • Art Room - This month’s exhibit displays the  art work of Joan Montano, portrait painter and sculptress who has painted portraits of Dorothy Rossback, Don “Dufus” Legg and other notable locals.
  • Display Cabinet - Come in to see the homemade egg display put together by Donna Anderson.

Havilah Days

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10:00 am

Our friends up in Havilah will be celebrating Havilah Days and will be re-dedicating their cemetery as well.  The re-dedication will take place at 1:00 p.m.  Let’s celebrate with them!

 

APRIL 2014

April 22nd

Board Meeting. 9AM  The Kernville Masonic Hall.

General Meeting, 7PM, First Baptist Church of Kernville.  Chuck Barbee will present his new film, Rankin Ranch: An American Story. He will also give some sneak previews of parts of the next edition of Wild West Country!

April 26th

Saturday Field Trip to the Tehachapi Railroad Depot.  Meet at Senior Center 8:30AM.

All April

  • Return of Membership Dues.  It’s never too late to renew your membership! We would miss you!
  • Gem & Mineral Display - David Dills is sharing his gem and mineral collection!
  • Art Room - Come see the black & white photography of Jim Steel. Jim retired from Camp Owen as an officer and now enjoys photographing our amazing valley!
  • History Day is coming! It’s May 17th!

 

MARCH 2014

March 20th

Field Trip - Take a tour of the South Fork Country past and present with Bruce Vegter and Kathleen Creighton-Fuchs. Meet at Methodist Church, Weldon 10AM.

March 25th

Board Meeting. 9AM  The Kernville Masonic Hall.

General Meeting 7PM Senior Center -  Al Price and Jayne Hotchkiss-Price will present a Power Point about historic sites and buildings around the Kern River Valley.

All March

  • Return of Membership Dues.  It’s never too late to renew your membership! We would miss you!
  • Art Room - This month’s exhibit displays the works of Jane Causey. She will even display some of her late husband, Bill’s work.
  • GEM & MINERAL DISPLAY - Come in to see a new display put together by David Dills. He’ll be sharing his gem and mineral collection!

 


FEBRUARY 2014

February 20th

9:45AM Field Trip Old Kernville & Cemetery. Walking tour of homes moved to new Kernville.

February 25th

Board Meeting. 9AM  The Kernville Masonic Hall.

General Meeting 7PM Senior Center - Dave Freeland will present some of the significant issues facing the U.S. Forest Service and issues Kern County is dealing within District 1. 

All February

  • Return of Membership Dues.
  • Art Room - This month’s exhibit highlights the works of Gordon Delano's scroll saw work.
  • See the Lionel Train model railroad collection of Bill Salyer, still on display in the collection cabinet.  
     

JANUARY 2014

January 21st

Field Trip Brewery Tour 10:45 meet in parking lot...

January 28th

Board Meeting. 9am  The Kernville Masonic Hall

General Meeting Program Citizens Patrol, 7pm Senior Center

All January

  • Return of Membership Dues.
  • The art of Judy W. Deems in Museum Art Room
  • See the Lionel Train Display in the Library Display Cabinet

 

 

October 20th-Thursday
9:30 AM - Field trip to the Tehachapi Depot & Museum,  Meet at Senior Center, Isabella.   
 
February 11th - Saturday
February 11th - Saturday
 

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