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

We’re hearing from outside researchers thanks to Chris Livingston from CSUB!

A gentleman from Loyola University called looking for information about Disney’s Mineral King Ski Resort in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We’ve been feverishly digging through stuff to help him. It’s been great fun!

Also, we’ve been working with the Forest Service, as they are archiving photos and materials that they’ve collected over the years. Some Forest Service retirees who are also Historical Society members are working on that project. They are John Newman, Margie Clack and Roy Fluhart.

In the process of going through stuff at the Forest Service, they have come up with many items that the Forest Service will give to us on loan for a display. This will be a rotating display covering many aspects of the Forest Service in the Kern River Valley. I’m really excited!

Dianna Anderson