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.
Home Museum Exhibits Native American
Native American

The Museum displays objects used by the first known inhabitants of the area, the Tubatalabal, whose descendants live here today. 



 
One of the highlights in this exhibit is the rainmaking kit used ceremonially by Tubatulabal chief and shaman, Steban Miranda, who reportedly could make it start or stop raining.