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 1800's General Store
Gus Suhre's General Store

The Gus Suhre store exhibit takes us back to the time when the country store provided almost all the necessities that kept pioneer households supplied. The Gus Suhre Country Store was operated in the early years of our valley’s growth, and establishments like it were usually the main source of staple goods small towns could count on to fill their daily needs.