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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In the Country Store, check out the signs telling about "Gunsmoke" TV series. There are three things from the T.V. show:  the desk with all the children's things on it; the picture above the desk; and also a picture of the Cast from the program.  And the big white sidebar against the wall came from Movie Street set's hotel … The Mountain Inn . . . where all the movie stars stayed.

     —Vicki Middleworth