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

We need a new roof on our Museum. The existing roof is old and we have been patching it up to prevent leaks for a couple of years trying to get all of the use out of it as possible. But it is now beyond patching. A new roof is needed and we are going to put a new long lasting roof on our museum that will protect the building and contents for a long time. It is expensive $37,500. The money will come from the following: The Tom Anderson Family gift of $10,000. The Walker Estate Sale of $9,000 and next year’s Gift of Giving donations, hopefully around $3,000. Together, this puts us at as much as $22,000. We will need to do some grant writing and other fundraising to meet our goal. We plan to kick this fundraising effort off by building and placing a large wooden fundraising thermometer in front of the museum for all to see. As we progress towards our goal a red bar on the thermometer will go up showing our progress. This will help inform all concerned of our progress. Let’s come together and support this effort for a new roof.  This is the most important thing we can do for the museum right now. We cannot put it off any longer. We need your help and generosity to make this a success. We have a fine museum with outstanding displays. Let’s protect it for now and the future with a new roof.


-          Ron