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 in FEBRUARY 2020


By joining you will become a member of the largest rural historical society in California. Size is important because with an all-volunteer staff....NO PAID PERSONNEL....Use this opportunity to help the Historical Society maintain and preserve the rich and colorful history of this region for residents and visitors. The cost of operating the Society and Museum is paid for by donations and memberships. A reserve fund protects us for emergencies, repairs, and replacement of equipment.

SOCIETY OBJECTIVES.....The Society is unique in California in that we provide grants to schools and libraries for projects promoting local and Western history. 

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU....A monthly Saddlebag newsletter, monthly docent led field trips of historical interest, social events and monthly programs. And the opportunity to meet some really nice people.

BECOME A PASSIVE MEMBER....this means you may not have time for our many activities but that you do want to support educational programs for youth and adults. We have many such folks in the Valley and all over Southern California. (Total members...819)

BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER....This means that you have an interest in serving on one of many committees, volunteering for work parties, or better yet, serving for 3 hours a month on our Museum staff.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY DUES DOLLARS?....They do not go to people, or stamps, or office supplies. THEY FUND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.

If you are interested, click on the "contact Us" button on the home page to send us an email and be sure to include your name, address, and phone number, or mail your check with the appropriate amount to:

KRV Historical Society
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

Individual membership.....$30

Annual Basic household....$40



Membership Year:  Jan 1st  - Dec 31st

Dues Payable in January 

Thank you for considering membership!