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

Good to be back in the valley after a cool and wonderful trip to the Oregon Coast. John Newman did a fantastic job while I was gone.

John had a Board meeting to discuss the insurance needs of the Historical Society and to discuss the investment portfolio. No actions could be taken since there was not a quorum. The finance committee met and presented to the Board their recommendations at a special Board meeting. The recommendations were:

• Move the funds of the Historical Society from a very conservative Capital Preservation Strategy to a more balanced long-term growth and income strategy to increase returns.

• Transition from the finance committee managing individual investments/decisions in the brokerage account, to having Edward Jones actively manage the Portfolio through Edward Jones Advisory Solutions Group.

The Board reviewed and discussed these recommendations from the finance committee and approved the two recommendations. The Historical Society has finally renewed the insurance. We now have Farmers Insurance with which to work.

The Board was saddened to hear of the news that Chet Rock had recently passed away. He was an active Board member and will be missed.

We are in need of more docents so that we can move back to two shifts, four days a week. A plan is being worked on. If you know someone who just moved to the valley, ask if they, or a friend who has expressed interest in the past, would be interested in becoming a docent. Our docents are the best! Such a great group! The President and County Store manager ran off again. We are in Spain visiting our son and family. I look forward to seeing you around the museum. – Erie Johnson