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.


49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

(760) 376-6683


** NOTICE **




10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are closed on these Holidays:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Admission is Free

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What's Happening

Did you see the photo of the Whiskey Flasks for Whiskey Flat display in the Sun?  Steve Passarelli had flasks from teeny tiny to too big for the shelf!  Fun way to get in the spirit of the local celebration.  Great presentation Steve and thank you.

The March display will feature  Eddi Looy’s collection from Venezuela and the Amazon.  It will be an interesting  display.

Displays are scheduled through June - if you have a collection to share for later in the year – please contact Linda Thurm at 760-417-2881.

     – Linda Thurm