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.

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Merry Christmas

The Kern River Valley History Society wishes you a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Check out all of the wonderful books we have on the shelves.  You might be surprised to find we have a great variety to choose from.     We have cookbooks, bird books, wildflowers, histories, books about pioneer women, geology,  hiking and even some great children's books..  Then we have a whole area of books written by local authors. 


It's good to know what is on our shelves, so you can recommend them to your friends. You and a friend might even want to get the same book and read it together. Cindy Ott is our book buyer and she does such a splendid job ~ you can always find something interesting!  Check them out!!! 


Vicki Middleworth