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

Merry Christmas

The Kern River Valley History Society wishes you a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


The Lalique glass display in December and January was impressive.  A big 'thank you' to Louise Camille for sharing this beautiful glass and highlighting it with vintage hand-made Christmas ornaments.  Visitors spent a lot of time studying the glassware and deciding on their favorite piece.
The February display will be whiskey flasks for Whiskey Flats Days.  The collection is shared by Steve Passarelli.
While the 2019 schedule is filling up, we still have autumn and winter months available.  It you have a collection to share, call me, Linda Thurm, at 760-417-2881.
Scheduled collections:
February--Whiskey Flasks
May--Auto Mascots
July--Mini Oil Lamps
Linda Thurm