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 the pre-history exhibit you will see fossil remains which were found in or near the Kern River Valley. We are careful to make sure that our displays are from this area or are of significance to the area. Included in these displays are a relief map of the Kern River Valley which shows the route of the Kern River and many fossils and sharks teeth unearthed in this area.