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 Minerals & Gems
Bob and Rose Merriam Room
This room houses a large collection of identified minerals and gems.  Viewing this excellent display of geological wonders could inspire a whole new generation of rock hounds.

Displayed also, are a collection of guns, an Indian Display, and a Kiosk with several DVD presentations of mining history and Valley tours.