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

Terra Bella is the last mill left in the Southern part of the state. This mill has an important connection to our area: When the Johnsondale Mill closed, many of the mill workers went to work at the Terra Bella Mill.

 We leave at 8:00AM from the Senior Center, back lot, Lake Isabella. From there, we will car pool to the mill.  The tour will start at 10:00, and last a little over an hour.  There are stairs to go up to the viewing platforms, but if that’s not for you, there is a bench to sit down on below.

 When finished with the tour, we will be free to eat lunch where we choose. From there, it is just a little farther to Exeter and see the wonderful murals around town.  If you have never seen them, they are really outstanding. 

 Thank you Dave Freeland for arranging the trip!   We’ll see you on Thursday, November 14, 8:00 AM at the Lake Isabella Senior Center BACK PARKING LOT.

Questions? Call me at 503-298-9395.