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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LOTS OF TICKETS STILL LEFT. TAKE A CHANCE of taking the kids or grandkids camping in a modern, very comfortable heated covered wagon at Frandy Park, on the rushing Kern River right here in Kernville. Or maybe you’d prefer a romantic night out for two. What fun! Bring along your fishing poles Add some smores, a book, some fire wood, a campfire going, songs to make memories!

This the perfect time of year to be glamping ("glamour camping") --- right in Kernville at its holiday best --- in a warm covered wagon that sleeps up to six.  Everything Kernville has to offer is within walking distance.

Buy some $1 raffle tickets at the Museum, or get one free for purchases of $10 or more.  Write your name and phone number, and email address if possible, keep the big stub, and drop the tickets in the box behind the counter. 

You don’t have to be present to win – we will call you. First prize is two nights of Kernville glamour camping; second prize is a tablet computer. The drawing is at our Holiday Dinner December 16.

     Ron