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

For January's Educational Class we had an outstanding speaker, Kathleen Freeland,...

who spoke to a standing room only crowd.

The audience learned many interesting facts about what happened before the building of the dam, and the real reasons for building the dam: prolonged drought, need for irrigation storage, and flood control.

Thank you, Kathleen for a wonderful class.

Erie Johnson