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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Just want to compliment all 72 Docents on the wonderful job they do in our Museum.  Every month there you are with your smiles and stories greeting our visitors.  You are the reason people return, because you are interested in them, because you tell them wonderful stories, because you don't push them through but instead welcome their questions and remarks.

I say THANK YOU to each and every one of you for being there on my "Staff"!  I have loved every minute of working with you and calling you to help out.  Rod and I are moving to Bakersfield with heavy hearts at leaving the valley, but, excited about our next adventure in our life!  Whoever steps into my job, welcome them with open arms and show them how much you care about our Museum and Historical Society by doing your special jobs.

Vicki Middleworth