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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Our third movie for this summer is an old western titled Aces Wild.

Produced in 1935, it stars Harry Carey as our hero. These old movies that were filmed here  in our valley  are a unique way of telling about our local history.  Movie Street, an old rope foot bridge, and other things that don’t exist today are shown in this movie. This is another old western that is fun to watch, easy to understand and requires lots of rooting and booing. So, for a fun night out - with Roy Fluhart’s freshly popped popcorn, still for a nickel - and cold sodas for 50 cents, join us at the Pack Station, behind the museum, Wednesday, August 14th, at around 8:15 PM or when it is dark enough to start. See you there!

          –Ron Anderson