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

Upcoming Exhibits:


July—Mini oil lamps 


October--Hood Ornaments          

We hope you enjoyed the display from Peru collected by Ray and Linda Thurm on their travels.  The top two shelves were from the Andes, including Machu Picchu, and the Nazca Lines.  The lower shelves displayed items from villages in the Upper Amazon.  The jewelry included items made using seeds, snake vertebra, piranha jaws, and parakeet feathers.  There was also a knife crafted from fish bone.

June will feature Walt Disney items.  This is always a favorite ~ enjoyed by children of all ages.  We have moved the display of Hood Ornaments to October, which is Rod Run month.  We are still looking for collections to display in September and December.

If you have an exhibit to share, please phone me, Linda Thurm, at 760-417-2881.