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

Things are coming together in the museum! John Newman just has added some finishing touches on the Forest Service Display. I think it’s excellent! Roy Fluhart has installed four more outdoor signs. They really look professional. I’ve finally gotten the written material and the pictures up in the gun cabinet. Gene Verbeet is busily printing new pictures for the Edison kiosk. Then we can frame them. Then we’ll move on to new projects!  
As for the Annex, things there are truly amazing! Martha Allington has scanned and catalogued over 8,000 photographs. Gene Verbeet and Larry Holochwost have inventoried 513 maps and put them in archival plastic coverings. Teri Verbeet has organized all of the Bob Powers materials and is now working on a better index to the books. Charlie Gregory has organized all of the Andy Brown checks and is now working on files of information about valley pioneers. Charlie and Gene have inventoried all of the paintings in the museum collection and are now establishing values for them. Eddi Looy has been adding books to our database and has discovered that we can put documents, photos and other things in LibraryThing as well! That doesn’t include all of the thousands of documents that we have sorted into categocategories and filed. If you haven’t been to the annex lately, come by! It is truly amazing!
Dianna Anderson