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 back at work at the museum. You’ve probably seen some changes already.

The Gobler Dairy sign is up.

Roy Fluhart has donated two new metal signs in front of the museum. They explain the arrastra, the Chilean wheel, and the Harley Mine. Thanks Roy!

John Newman cleaned out the Blacksmith Shop so folks can take pictures through the old jail bars at the south end.

Ron Anderson has been changing the old curator’s office into a new display area.

Changes will be ongoing for quite a while. (Or at least until my budget is gone!) Please be patient with the work as it progresses. One place or another will be either torn up or empty for a while. Some displays will be taken down temporarily, but they will be back. I promise.

Dianna Anderson