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.


49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

(760) 376-6683


** NOTICE **




10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are closed on these Holidays:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Admission is Free

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A docent is a friendly person who volunteers once a month for three hours at the Museum and answers our visitors questions. If you can smile, you can be a docent. Training and historical information is provided to all interested in becoming docents. You will meet friendly people from around the world.

You will work with two other experienced docents as you explore the museum and find things of special interest to you that you want to tell the visitors about. 

If you are interested, stop in, or call the Museum, 760-376-6683, say you're interested in learning how to be a docent, and leave your name and phone number. We will contact you.