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

Another month of being closed at our museum is nearly past.  While we are closed there are still a lot of ongoing activities that any business needs to deal with.  Three examples of our projects:  First, we are working through the need to have the museum cleaned, so the dust and trash do not get ahead of us. Next, the weeds keep growing and plants need to be pruned.  And finally, we are looking at and evaluating our insurance coverage and costs, especially in light of our closure status. 

Recently, seven of your board members met outdoors in the Pack Station to seek quotes on insurance.  We will then be able to compare costs with our current insurance provider.

Now to the 64-dollar question of should, and   if so when, will we be able to re-open the museum? It seems that California museums can open, but only if a whole lot of safety and sanitary precautions are developed and followed.  Just this week our Governor and the Kern County Public Health Department have warned residents that our county is experiencing an upturn in the number of virus cases.  With the large number of visitors to our community, many of whom do not follow safety rules, it seems that we are not close to safely opening the museum.  We would like to be open, but until we can do so safely, so that our docents and visitors are protected, we must remain closed. 

I greatly look forward to seeing you at our museum, but only when it is safe for all concerned.  

       

       Erie