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


Former Kern River Ranger, Dave Freeland, will lead the field trip to the lookout tower.  There we will meet the Lookout, Gene, who will give us a tour of the tower and discuss his role in reporting and detecting wildfires.   


Meet DAVE at the Museum, leaving at 10:00 AM sharp.  We will car pool - it will take approximately two hours to reach the tower.  Bring a sack lunch, water, hat, chair, sunblock, and if you like, binoculars.  Make plans with friends.   A great trip to cool off, above 9,000 feet elevation!


-          Joanne