The Kern River Valley Historical Society is celebrating over 50 years of operation! Our mission is to preserve and communicate the rich and colorful history of this region. The Kern Valley Museum in downtown Kernville, next to the Post Office, welcomes visitors to explore our rich history.

What's Happening

NEWS FLASH

The Kern Valley Historical Society is Pleased to Announce

The Grand Opening of our
New Research Facility

 

Some of the materials available at the Research Annex: 

  • Over 4,000 books on Western History, Kern County history, conservation, movies, sciences, literature, and poetry - many are rare and from the Ardis Walker Collection.  All are accessible via LibraryThing online. 

  • Thousands of photographs of local interest including building Isabella Dam, local power plants, Kern Valley historical sites, Kern Valley people, the Tubatalabal, gold mining, the Isabella CCC Camp, early movies, etc.

  • Original manuscripts by Ardis Walker, Ken Wortley and others.

  • Maps - including rare maps of the West and local maps.

  • Thousands of documents including documents related to the Golden Trout Wilderness, the Cross-Country Highway, and other local history.

  • All of the research materials and photographs from the Bob Powers books.

  • And much, much more.

  

OPEN MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS

FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 4;00 P.M. OR BY APPOINTMENT

60 Big Blue Road; Kernville, CA  93240