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.

Location

49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

(760) 376-6683

 

** NOTICE **

AS OF MAY 20, 2021, THE MUSEUM WILL REOPEN!

SEE CALENDAR SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

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NEW HOURS, STARTING MAY 20:
11 am to 3 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are regularly closed:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Admission is Free

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What's Happening

We had some interesting visitors! The great, great, great grandson of Andy Brown and his family came to see the Museum and the Annex. Thank you, Margie Clack, for facilitating the meeting! I've never seen anyone so excited! He was like a kid in a candy store! He will be sending some things to add to our collection at the Annex. He will also be loaning some things for us to scan. He's also coming back to do some personal research. While he was here, he purchased some of our limited edition prints and donated generously to our donation box.

Also, one of our researchers let us know that his book about John Wayne's filming locations is on the market. The museum and the Kern Valley area are mentioned twice! He even went so far as to mention our address if readers want to visit the Stagecoach! The book is called John Wayne Was Here: The Film Locations and Favorite Places of an American Icon by Roland Schaefli. I'm hoping we can find wholesale priced copies so we can sell it in the gift shop!

We also had two researchers visit who are working on projects related to our Edison Power Plants. They will be back soon!

     --- Dianna