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

I called an Executive Board Meeting on Saturday, March 14th due to the virus spreading across the state and nation.  We discussed the pros and cons of keeping the museum open or closed.  After lengthy discussion, the Executive Board made the decision to close the museum out of concern for our docents, who fall into the category of those most likely to struggle with disease caused by the virus.  The decision will also provide protection for our museum visitors, both local and those visiting from out of the area. 

 

The Board decision was to close the Museum and the Annex until April 30, 2020.  The closure will include all activities of the Historical Society, including membership meetings, education classes and field trips.  The full board will hold its April meeting on April 28th. At that time the Board will decide to continue the closure or to reopen.

 

While we are closed to the public, your Board members will continue to work on projects around the museum. If members would like to work with John Newman on small work projects, please call him at 760-549-3392.  The Curator and workers at the Annex will be working, but the Annex is closed to the public.  Dianna says that she can always use help with a project. 

 

I want members to know how hard your Board is working for you.  Usually, I would close with a comment about seeing you around the museum. Instead, we will see you in May, and                        in the meantime . . .

 

Stay healthy and safe,

 

            Erie