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

 

** NOTICE **

AS OF MAY 20, 2021, THE MUSEUM WILL REOPEN!

SEE CALENDAR SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

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NEW HOURS, STARTING MAY 20:
11 am to 3 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

The museum board met at the Annex today for our July monthly meeting. There was a robust agenda and a lot of actions took place. We continue to have adequate finances to operate the museum. A BIG THANK YOU is in order to our members who renewed their memberships, to the amount of $8,000 dollars, and with many of you sending in donations in excess of your membership. Most of the discussion today was how to insure the Graham Truck, and be able to drive it in parades. So far insurance companies are not willing to insure the truck.

The Board decided to continue to have docents and visitors wear masks for now. We will continue to provide a safe place for our docents and visitors. We will discontinue taking temperatures, but will continue to provide hand sanitizer and other cleaning materials and masks for those who need them.

The Country Store reported that sales are brisk with average weekly sales at $300.00 . Great news!!

Dianna Anderson, our curator, reported that several families with generations of roots in the Kern River Valley, have been given special tours. They were very impressed with the Museum.

JoAnne and I are eager to be out and about this summer, including taking an exciting trip to visit our son and family who are spending the year in Spain. I look forward to seeing you around the Museum when we return.

     --- Erie