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 in FEBRUARY 2020

Found! A great old film:

“Scenic Kern River Valley”

This is a one-hour film from the Sequoia National Forest archives. Dating from the 1940’s and 1950’s, it captures fascinating images from times past such as old Kernville, a fire in the Lower Canyon, construction of the Isabella dam, and Miracle Hot Springs.

            The program will be presented by Dionne Uzes, Assistant Deputy District Ranger of the Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District. The program starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, near the Dam Corner in Lake Isabella. Refreshments will be served. The public is warmly invited.