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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Merry Christmas

The Kern River Valley History Society wishes you a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Stories on the Sidewalk will be a fun, educational walk through history, where colorful and amazing characters from Kern County’s past come alive on the streets of Bakersfield.  This walking tour features eleven stops in downtown Bakersfield, for two blocks, with a different actor at each stop portraying some of Bakersfield’s most famous-and infamous- residents, such as Colonel Thomas Baker, Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, Madge the Madam, outlaw Dick Fellow and more.  Enjoy exciting stories of Kern’s rich history, told through written dramatic presentations and performed by local actors. A tour guide will guide groups.   This field trip will be led by Don Morrison and Jacqueline Morgan.   A sign-up sheet will be in the museum and you can call cell 805-680-4683 for more information.  Times, etc. will be given later.   Sign up right away limited spots.