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.


49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

(760) 376-6683


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10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are closed on these Holidays:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Admission is Free

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A big “Thank You!” goes to Roberta Piazza-Gordon for donating several great paintings by local artists. June Searle, Keith Pringle, Roy Purcell and others are included in the donation. If you see Roberta, give her a big (safe) hug.

On a sadder note, I have a request of our docents. Please make sure at least one of you is roaming around and supervising visitors. We had one of our displays in the big room damaged recently. Someone tried to pry open the cute miniature general store. The interior of the store was pretty jumbled and parts of the front needed to be re-glued. Fortunately, the perpetrator did not get it open and nothing is missing. This doesn’t happen often, but it illustrates why docents need to move around and keep a watchful eye. Thank you.

     – Dianna Anderson, Curator