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 wonderful hometown woman Barbara Hinkey gave us a great program about her book River Children, Adventures in the Town That Disappeared. She took us back to the magical time of the 1940s and the childhood adventures she and her friends shared. The book is available in our gift shop and I guarantee it's sure to capture your heart and your imagination and give you a good look into the history of Old Kernville.