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.

Location

49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

(760) 376-6683

 

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THE MUSEUM AND ANNEX ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED THROUGH THE END OF APRIL DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS SITUATION.

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USUAL HOURS (WHEN THE MUSEUM REOPENS):
10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are regularly closed:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Admission is Free

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What's Happening in APRIL 2020 - Please see CALENDAR

We have made it through 2020 and are looking forward to a great year of 2021 at the museum. Finances are on the minds of the Board. Chris Burdge completed the 2020 Profit and Loss Statement. Electronic copies were sent to all Board members. The good news is that by keeping our expenditures down, receiving dues, and several new grants, we finished the year of 2020 with a small surplus.

We look forward to members renewing their memberships. Our finances will be bleak without the membership dues and donations providing the money for the museum operation. Good news for us is that the vaccine is being administered in the valley. As our members, docents, visitors and Board members get vaccinated, we can consider reopening the museum which should give us a financial boost. Right now, though, we must wear masks and continue to be safe.

The work inside the museum is nearing completion. Our pictures on our Facebook page show the great work Board Members, Dianne, Ron, John, Roy and Charlie, have accomplished. I know you will be very pleased to see their quality work. We have received several new additions to our collection. First, we received the bell that was once used in the Vaughn School in Bodfish. Second, we received a cap and ball Pepper Box revolver dating to the 1840’s. Our most recent donation comes from the Kern County Museum. It is a hand printing press once used in Havilah.

I wish to thank Teri Verbeet for the great job she is doing on the Saddlebag. Way to go Teri!!

As always stay safe, mask up, renew your membership and soon I hope to see you around the museum.

Erie