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 in FEBRUARY 2020

Tentative schedule for programs for 2020.  All General Membership Meetings are open to the public and are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month, 7:00 PM, at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella, just past the Dam Corner. Open to Members and Non-Members alike.

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January 28 Charlie Busch on radio in Kern River Valley (qv)

February 25 Dionne Uzes, Deputy District Ranger of the Sequoia National Forest, will give us a program, including our partnership with the Forest Service in preserving historic pictures.

March 24 Reid Hopkins and his One Spade Youth Packers will be giving us a program about Mule Days in Bishop.

April 28 is tentative; County Sheriff Donnie Youngblood, telling about a serious incident in Kelso Valley about 3 years ago.

May 26 our program will be about the Bakersfield Sound. This will be a fun program and very entertaining!

June 23 our own Chuck Barbee will give us a program updating the work on his Bob Powers movie series.

July 28 Anthony Burdock will give us an update on the Isabella Dam modification project.

August 25 should be our potluck dinner, with some sort of entertainment.

September 22 our own Dianna Anderson will give us a program about her job as Curator and about the Annex.

October 27th’s program will be very special: Miracle Hot Springs Then and Now.

November 24 we will have election of officers and a Western movie made right here in the Kern River Valley. And of course, in

December is our Christmas dinner.


If you see a program that you really want to attend, be sure to put it on your calendar and tell your friends about it. And be sure to renew your membership and tell all your friends about becoming members of the Kern River Valley Historical Society. It is a great way to learn new things, have fun, and make new friends. I hope that you can make it to several of these General Membership meetings, and bring your friends!