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

The following businesses & organizations support the museum.  We encourage you to support them!


Alta One FCU

American Legion Post 711                         

Bakersfield Californian

Laureate Iota Omega Beta Sigma Phi

Beatty Museum & Historical Society

Betty B’s Justin Tyme            

Carmel Stamp & Coin, Carmel CA

Click Realty

Confederation of California Historical Societies

Cracked Egg

Click Realty

Delano Historical Society

Farmers Insurance, Kellee Scott

Golden State Surplus    

Phyllis Hix, Attorney/Antiques

Kern Valley Asphalt Service

Kern Valley Auto Body

Kern Riverfront Inn

Hyside Inflatables                           

KBAK TV                               

Kelly Hampton Farm, Earlimart     

Kern River Radio

KRV Art Association                       

KRV Library

Kern Valley Sun

Kern Valley Chamber of Commerce

Kern Valley Auto Body

Kernville Chamber of Commerce

L&M Lumber

Maturango Museum                                 

Mike Morgan Welding           

Mountain and River Adventures

Monica O’Brien Realty

Perry Newton Computer Services

Historical Society of Upper Mojave

Rankin Ranch

Rita D’Angelo Real Estate

Sierra Gateway Markets/Ewings    

Sierra South                            

Sienna Wellness                     

Silver City Ghost Town          

RJ Smith Construction

St. Sherrian Episcopal Church

Starlite Lounge

Tehachapi Heritage League

Tubatulabul Tribal Council

The Drug Store                      

The Lodge at Painted Rock             

Thomas Refuse                      

Tubatulabal Tribal Council

Westamerica Bank