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

WOW!  2020! How time flies. The new Board of Directors was installed December 16th. Since then we all have taken time to visit with friends and family during the holiday season. I do hope your time over the holidays was good also. 

Even though we have been away for the holidays, your board has been busy. The board members have been preparing statements of their vision and expenditures for their area of concern. When we have all the plans, I will develop our program of work and proposed budget for board approval at the February Board Meeting. 

Some of January’s all-volunteer activities for the Historical Society included the following:  Two field trips led by Hal, one to C.A.L.M., and the other to Beatty, Nevada, which I understand was great.  Linda arranged the first Education Class, with speaker Tim Kelly talking on “Gold Mining Schemes in the Kern River Valley”.  John has been busy doing maintenance projects all around our museum.  Roy and JoAnne have a painting party planned for the first of February to freshen the up the Country Store.  Rich has announced that History Days will be May 16th and May 17th. The evening community meeting was great, with Charlie Bush as the speaker. I’m pleased to report that the finance committee met recently with our financial advisor, and the Historical Society is on great financial footing.

Please continue to support the Historical Society. Memberships are the only source of revenue we have to keep your museum as great as it is.

See you around the museum. 

Erie