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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Keep your eyes and ears open for the date.  The Field trip is not quite set up.  Hopefully we will be touring the Setton Pistachio Farms,  “America’s Favorite Pistachios.” They are one of America’s largest pistachio growers and processors, with ownership of pistachios orchards, and facilities on over 130 acres.  This is a state-of-the-art Pistachio processing facility.  The other part of the trip will be Sierra Forest Products, Terra Bella Mill.  The mill is located in Terra Bella because of the close proximately to Sequoia National Forest and (at the time) its abundant supply of timber.  After the designation of Sequoia National Monument, timber supply was greatly reduced.  The mill is the last one left in the Southern part of the state.  Two exciting field trips in one day in Terra Bella.  Limited space, so watch for sign up.